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CABINET RELEASE (Samoan & English)
 2 September 2016


Malaga le Palemia mo le fono a Taitai o le Pasefika ma le fono a Malo Aufaatasi
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le auai atu o le Afioga i le Palemia, Susuga Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi mo le Fono a Taitai o Malo o le Pasefika i Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, i le aso 7 – 11 o Setema ma le Fono Lona 71 a Malo Aufaatasi e faia i Niu Ioka i le aso 13 o Setema – 4 Oketopa 2016.

O le fono muamua a taitai o le Fono a le Pasefika e soalaupule ai mataupu o lo o aafia ai le itulagi lenei e pei o le siosiomaga ma le fesuiaiga o le tau; mataupu tau fagotaga ma ogasami; fesootaiga ma faamatalaga faatekonolosi ma isi.  O le fono lenei e aofia uma ai atunuu o le Pasefika faapea Niu Sila ma Ausetalia. O le aumalaga i lea fono e aofia ai le Ofisa Sili o Pulega o le Matagaluega o le Vaifafo, Afioga Peseta Noumea Simi ma le Ofisa Sili Lagolago o Tasha Siaosi.

O le fono lona lua i Niu Ioka a Malo Aufaatasi o le a faia ai foi se saunoaga a le Afioga i le Palemia o Samoa ma faia ai nisi ana fono ma atunuu tatou te faipaaga. O mataupu faatatau i le Fuafuaga o Atinae i tua atu o le 2015 ma Manulauti o Atinae Faaauau o lo o fai sao i ai Samoa i lenei fono. O nei fuafuaga ma manulauti o lo o atagia i totonu o le Taiala Samoa e pei ona faai’ugafono ai i le Fono Lona Tolu a Malo Aufaatasi faatatau i Atumotu Laiti lea na talimalo ai Samoa ia Setema 2014 lea na taitaifono ai le Palemia o Samoa.  O le usugafono a Samoa e aofia ai le Minisita Lagolago o le Matagaluega o Tupe Maua, Afioga Sooalo Mene; Ofisa Sili o Pulega o le Matagaluega a le Vaifafo ma Fefaatauaiga, Afioga Peseta Noumea Simi ma le Ofisa Sili Lagolago ia Tasha Siaosi.

Prime Minister to attend the Pacific Forum Leaders meeting and UN General Assembly

Cabinet has approved the participation by the Prime Minister, Susuga Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, at the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia; and the 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York on 13 September – 4 October 2016.

The first meeting in Pohnpei will focus on issues that impacts on the Pacific Islands relating to the environment and climate change; fisheries and exclusive economic zone issues; communication and information technology plus other important issues. The meeting will include leaders and delegations from the Pacific region including New Zealand and Australia. Samoa’s delegation includes the Chief Executive for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Afioga Peseta Noumea Simi and Assistant CEO, Tasha Siaosi.

The Prime Minister, Susuga Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi will deliver a speech at the UN General Assembly in New York and is also expected to engage in side meetings with Samoa’s development partners. Samoa’s contribution for this meeting is engaging in preparatory sessions pertaining to implementing and achieving of the Post-2015 Development Agenda/Sustainable Development Goals. These agendas and goals are highlighted in the outcome document  – SAMOA Pathway – of the 3rd SIDS Conference which was hosted by Samoa in September 2014.
Samoa’s delegation includes the Associate Minister for the Ministry of Revenue, Afioga Sooalo Mene, Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Afioga Peseta Noumea Simi and Assistant CEO Tasha Siaosi.

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