Monthly Archives: August 2015

Shenzhen, a major city in southern China has established sister-city relations with Apia. A delegation lead by Mr Zhu Tingfeng, Deputy Secretary of the Municipal government, met with the Prime Minister, Hon. Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Malielegaoi today signed sister-city agreement between the two cities. “This agreement we are signing has been in the works since last […]

Earlier this month, Government received a $1 million tala dividend payout from the Electric Power Corporation. Minister of EPC, Manualesagalala Enokati Posala presented the cheque to Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi and spoke briefly of the EPC’s commitment, as a state owned enterprise, to contributing to the Government’s development agenda with dividend payouts. The Prime […]

The Prime Minister last night delivered Samoa’s statement to the Second Forum on India-Pacific Cooperation (FIPIC), hosted by the Government of India in the city of Jaipur. HEALTH SECTOR Prime Minister Tuilaepa outlined his hopes for possible health sector support, particularly with respect to post-graduate training opportunities for Samoa’s doctors in India’s vast network of […]

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi Remarks for the Formal Plenary Session of the Second Summit of the Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation Friday 21 August 2015. Jaipur, INDIA   Your Excellency, Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi and distinguished members of the Government of India, Honourable Pacific Leaders. I would like to express my delegation’s deep […]

The fourteen Pacific Island Countries (PICs), Australia and New Zealand are meeting in Apia, Samoa this week to advance the negotiations of the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER) Plus.  Significant progress has already been registered on the first day of the negotiations with agreements reached on labour mobility, development assistance and investment. All […]

MONETARY POLICY FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 2016 Wednesday, 5 August 2015:  At its Board Meeting on 31 July 2015, the Central Bank Board of Directors approved the continuation of its easing of monetary policy stance for the financial year 2015/16. In making its decision, the Board took into account the current sluggish growth […]

Remarks by Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi Honorable Prime Minister of Samoa at the Security Council Open Debate on “Peace and Security challenges facing Small Island Developing States 30 July 2015, Security Council Chamber, UN Headquarters, New York.   Mr President of the Security Council, Mr Secretary-General Members of the Security Council, Heads of State and Government, […]