The first meeting of the MSG Council of Culture and Arts was held in Nadi Fiji on 30-31st August. Outcomes of the Council meeting were tabled at the Ministers of Culture and Arts meeting on 13th September during the Melanesian Arts Festival in Kone New Caledonia. The Ministers of Culture and Arts discussed issues relating cultural policy, cultural education, cultural infrastructure, cultural cooperation and the protection of MSG traditional knowledge. The meeting also agreed that Papua New Guinea host the next Melanesian Arts and Culture Festival in 2014.