Gov confirms establishment of a French Embassy in Apia

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France and Samoa share the same values of democracy, the rules-based order and the protection of global commons and in doing so confirmed the establishment of a French Embassy in Apia.
This is outlined in a statement issued by the Samoa Government.
“Samoa and France are guided by a shared willingness to develop further and strengthen the ties of existing friendship and cooperation between the two countries, particularly in favour of peace, security, the fight against climate change and the preservation of biodiversity in the Pacific and around the world.”
More than fifty years after establishing their diplomatic relations, it is in this spirit that France and Samoa have decided to open a new page of their common history with the establishment of a French Embassy in Apia.
This first French embassy in Polynesia will, in particular, strengthen the ties between Samoa and the French territories of French Polynesia, New Caledonia and Wallis et Futuna. It will also facilitate the engagement of France within the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) based in Apia.
Samoa looks forward to the opening of the French embassy in Apia.