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Cabinet Releases (English and Samoan)
20 May 2015

 

1.  Seventh Japan-Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM 7)
Cabinet has approved the participation by Honourable Prime Minister, Susuga Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi at the Seventh Japan-Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM 7) in Tokyo and Iwaki Japan on 21 – 23 May 2015.

This is the first time this triennial meeting is held in the city of Iwaki in the Fukushima region, which was greatly devastated by an earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.

Issues up for discussion at the meeting include sustainable development, trade and investment promotion, disaster risk reduction and climate change, maritime issues and fisheries.

Prime Minister Tuilaepa is expected to speak at the meeting about Sustainable Development and the Samoa Pathway.

Samoa’s delegation includes the Chief Executive for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Aiono Mose Sua Pouvi and Samoa’s Ambassador at Large for the Pacific Islands, Afioga Leiataua Dr Kilifoti Eteuati.

Fono Lona Fitu a Malo o le Fono a le Pasefika ma le Malo o Iapani
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le auai atu o le Afioga i le alii Palemia, Susuga Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi i le Fono Lona 7 a Malo o le Fono a le Pasefika ma le Malo o Iapani e faia i aai o Tokyo ma Iwaki i le aso 21 – 23 Me 2015.

O lenei fono e ta’i tolu tausaga ma faia, ma o le ulua’i taimi lenei ua faia ai lenei fono i le aai o Iwaki, i le pitonuu o Fukushima lea na iloga na aafia i se mafuie ma le Galulolo ia Mati 2011.

O mataupu o le a talanoaina e aofia ai Atinae Faaauau, fefaatauaiga ma le unaia o tupe teufaafaigaluega, tapenaga ma gaioiga fesoasoani i taimi o faalavelave faanatura ma le fesuiaiga o le tau faapea ma mataupu tau ogasami ma faigafaiva.

O le a saunoa ai foi le Palemia o Samoa faatatau i mataupu tau Atinae Faaauau ma le Taiala Samoa.

O le usugafono a Samoa e aofia ai ma le Ofisa Sili o Pulega o le Matagaluega o le Vaifafo, Afioga Aiono Mose Pouvi Sua faapea ma le Amapasa Lautele a Samoa mo le Pasefika, Afioga Leiataua Dr Kilifoti Eteuati.

 

2.  Samoa increases contribution for UNESCO office
Cabinet has approved to increase the amount for Samoa’s contribution for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) office for the Pacific to US$20,000.00.

The contribution is to assist with operating costs for the UNESCO office for the Pacific in Apia.

The increase was requested by the Director of the UNESCO office for the Pacific at the SIDS meeting in Apia last September.

Siitia vaegatupe tuuina atu mo le ofisa o le UNESCO i Samoa
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le siitia o le vaegatupe e tuuina atu i le Faalapotopotoga Tau Aoaoga, Faasaienisi ma Aganuu a Malo Aufaatasi (UNESCO) mo le Pasefika, i le US$20,000.00.

O lea vaegatupe o le sao lea o le Malo o Samoa mo le faatinoina o galuega a le Ofisa Tutotonu o le UNESCO i le Pasefika, lea o lo o faatuina i totonu o Samoa.

O lea siitaga na talosagaina e le Faatonu o le ofisa o le UNESCO mo le Pasefika i le taimi o le Fono a Malo Aufaatasi mo Atumotu Laiti Tau Atia’e lea na faia i Samoa ia Setema 2014.

3.  Environment Ministers meet in Bangkok
Cabinet has approved the participation by Samoa at two meetings being held in Bankok from 19 – 22 May 2015.

The First Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific is being held on the 19th – 20th,  to be followed by the Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2015.

The first meeting will focus on providing a platform for Ministers from the region to discuss issues of strategic importance for Asia and the Pacific, including the Post 2015 Development Agenda and the environmental components of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The agenda for the second meeting include:

  • Preparatory event for the High level political forum at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in July 2015;
  • Inclusive regional intergovernmental forum at the Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2015;
  • Practical approaches for integration of the three dimensions of sustainable development;
  • Form and functions of the Forum beyond 2015.

Samoa’s delegation is lead by Honourable Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Afioga Faamoetauloa Dr Faale Tumaalii and the Ministry’s Assistant Chief Executive for the Water Sector Division, Mrs Frances Reupena.

Fono Minisita o le Siosiomaga i Bangkok
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le auai atu o sui o Samoa i fono e lua o lo o faagasolo i Bankok mai le aso 19 – 22 o Me 2015.

O le Fono Faapitoa Muamua a Minisita o le Siosiomaga mo Asia ma le Pasefika o lo o faagasolo i le aso 19 – 20, ae mulia’i ai i le Fono Lona Lua mo le Tamaoaiga ma Aga Fesootai mo Atinae Gafataulimaina.

O le fono muamua o lo o talanoa ai mataupu tau i le siosiomaga i le iloiloga o Sini ma Alafua mo Atinae Gafataulimaina.

O mataupu o le fono lona lua i le aso 21 – 22, e aofia ai:

  • Tapenaga o mataupu mo le Fono a Malo Aufaatasi i Niu Ioka ia Iulai 2015;
  • Tapena ai le iloiloga o le Galulue Faatasi o Atunuu o le Pasefika ma Asia i le faatinoina o Atinae Gafataulimaina;
  • Tapena ma faatalanoa se faavaa mo le mataituina o le mafai ona tali atu i Fuafuaga po o galuega faatino;
  • Talanoa ai le lumanai o le Tamaoaiga ma Agafesootai mo Asia ma le Pasefika.

O le usugafono a Samoa o lo o taitaia e le Afioga i le Minisita o Punaoa Faanatura ma le Siosiomaga, Afioga Faamoetauloa Dr. Faale Tumaalii faatasi ai ma le tamaitai Ofisa Sili Lagolago, o Frances Reupena.

4.  Construction of access road at Samalaeulu
Cabinet has approved the contract awarded to Sakalafai Construction for construction of an access road at Samalaeulu.

The tender for this project was advertised for public interest, and five companies submitted applications of bids.

The applications were assessed by the Sub Committee according to the tender bidding document before a recommendation was tabled before Cabinet for approval.

Fausia o le auala galue mo Samalaeulu
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le tuuina atu o le konekarate i le kamupani a le Sakalafai Contractors mo le fausia o le auala galue i Samalaeulu.

Na faasalalauina le tauofoga mo lenei galuega mo le silafia lautele, ma e lima kamupani na tuuina ane a latou tusi tauofo.

Sa iloilo uma nei talosaga e le Soa Komiti e tusa ai ma aiaiga i totonu o le tusi o tauofoga, ma tuuina mai ai le fautuaga mo le faia o le faaiuga a le Kapeneta.

 

5.  Samoa to attend 68th World Health Assembly
Cabinet has approved the participation by Samoa at the 68th World Health Assembly being held in Geneva, Switzerland from 18 – 26 May 2015.

The Health Assembly is the supreme decision-making body of the World Health Organisation. Discussions at this annual meeting are focused on building resilient health systems. The agenda will also include the election of WHA executive positions; implementation and financing of a programme budget 2014-2015; revisiting of the Outcome of the Second International Conference on Nutrition and other issues like the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity and monitoring the achievement of the health related Millennium Development Goals.

The annual Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting took place on 17 May 2015 prior to the WHA meeting. The theme of this meeting was, ‘Universal health coverage, with an emphasis on aging and good health’. Health ministers at this meeting reviewed case studies and consulted health experts from across the Commonwealth to address ways to improve access to quality, affordable healthcare.

Minister of Health, Tuitama Leao Tuitama lead Samoa’s delegation with Director General of Health, Leausa Toleafoa Take Naseri and Health Professions Registrar, Ms Frances Brebner.

Fono Lona 68 a le Faalapotopotoga o le Soifua Maloloina a le Lalolagi
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le auai atu o le usugafono a Samoa i le Fono Lona 68 a le Faalapotopotoga o le Soifua Maloloina o le Lalolagi o lo o faagasolo nei i Switzerland mai le aso 18 – 26 o Me 2015.

O lenei fono e usuia i tausaga uma, ma e talanoa ai le fausia lea o ni taiala po o alafua talafeagai i luga o upega tafailagi faasoifua maloloina ina ia mafai ai ona fesootai faavaomalo i auala vavave. O le a suia ai foi nisi o tulaga tofi taua o le faalapotopotoga i lea fono, iloilo ai tulaga tautupe, autalu nisi o iugafono faavaomalo i tulaga tau soifua maloloina, mata’ituina o le ausia o tulaga tau soifua maloloina i le Tapulaa o Atina’e o le Meleniuma faapea ma le silasila o le fono i le aotelega o fuafuaga mo le siitia o tulaga tau soifua maloloina i le lalolagi.

Na ulua’i faia le fono a Minisita o le Soifua Maloloina o Malo o le Taupulega i le aso 17 o Me e talanoa ai nisi o mataupu taua.

O le Minisita o le Soifua Maloloina, Tuitama Leao Talalelei Tuitama o lo o taitaia le usugafono a Samoa faatasi ai ma le Faatonu Sili o le Soifua Maloloina, Leausa Toleafoa Take Naseri ma le Resitala o Tomai Fapolofesa i le Matagaluega o le Soifua Maloloina, o Frances Brebner.

6.  Financial assistance for Athletics Samoa
Cabinet has approved financial assistance of $20,000.00 for the Athletics Samoa Incorporated to assist with their preparations for the Oceania Championship tournament in Cairns, Australia this month.

There are 16 athletes in Team Samoa. The focus is to expose our team to competition on the international arena and prepare for the upcoming Commonwealth Youth Games in September.

Fesoasoani tupe mo le Asosi Afeleti a Samoa
Na faamaonia e le Kapeneta le tuuina atu o le fesoasoani tupe e $20,000.00 mo le Asosi Afeleti a  Samoa, e tapena ai mo Taaloga a le Osiana  na faia i Ausetalia i le masina nei.

E 16 tamaitai ma alii na filifilia e auai i lea tauvaga. O le faamoemoe ia faamasani autaaalo afeleti a Samoa i tauvaga faavaomalo aemaise le sauni atu mo Taaloga a Tupulaga Talavou o Malo o le Taupulega lea e talimalo ai Samoa ia Setema.

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