Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to Samoa, presents credence to HOS


The Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to Samoa, Wolfgang Lukas Strohmayer presented his Letter of Credence to the Head of State, Afioga Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II, yesterday afternoon. 

The Ambassador cited Austria’s close and friendly relations with Samoa throughout the years and that both countries continue to work well with each other through cooperation at the multilateral level.

The Ambassador affirmed Austria’s commitment in the fight against climate change and the importance in cooperating with other nations for climate action. 

The Head of State acknowledged the importance of Samoa and Austria relations at the bilateral and international level to address issues of mutual interest, highlighting that it is through our shared beliefs and values for democracy, governance, peace and security, environmental conservation and sustainable development that bind the strong friendship between both countries. 

The Head State expressed his confidence that the appointment of the Ambassador will yield many opportunities for Governments and wished His Excellency well in his tenure as the Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Austria to Samoa.

His Excellency Mr. Wolfgang Lukas Strohmayer is a career diplomat who served in various Government positions within the Austrian Government. In his career he served as attaché at the Embassy of Austria in Zagreb/Croatia (1995). 

He later served as Counsellor, Head of EU and Economic Affairs Department at the Embassy of Austria in Bonn/Germany. 

In 1999 he was posted as Counsellor at the Embassy of Austria in Budapest/Hungary and later the Minister plenipotentiary, Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Head of Unit: EU Single Market and Research; Competitiveness Council, COREPER I; EU-Presidency of Austria. In 2006 the Minister, at the Embassy of Austria in Canberra Deputy Head of Mission, Consul General of Austria in Strasbourg/France, Minister; later the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Director. In 2019 he was appointment as Ambassador to Australia to New Zealand and the Pacific Islands