Governor-General of Australia attends church service with Samoa’s HOS

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The Governor-General of Australia and Mrs. Hurley attended the church service with the Head of State, Tuimaleali’ifano Va’aleto’a Sualauvi II, and Masiofo Fa’amausili Leinafo Tuimalealiifano, on Sunday, June 25, 2023, at Matautu Falelatai EFKS church.
His Excellency General, the Hon. David Hurley, and Mrs. Hurley were greeted by the Head of State, Afioga i le Ao o le Malo ma lana Masiofo, and the village of Matautu Falelatai with a brief ava ceremony to welcome his excellency and his delegations.
His Excellency thanks the Government of Samoa and the people for the warm hospitality during their first visit to Samoa.
“Your Highness, it is an absolute delight to be visiting your country—a visit made possible thanks to the Government and people of Samoa.
The warmth and the hospitality have made us feel incredibly welcome”, said H.E. David Hurley.
“This is not surprising, as Samoa is an enduring friend and partner of Australia. Indeed, Australia is proud of the breadth and depth of our bilateral relationship, underpinned by strong people-to-people links”, he added.
The Governor General of Australia also announced that the Australian High Commission will work with the Falelatai community to support a grant.
It will be another example of two nations working together, supporting each other, and building a strong future together.
The Head of State, Afioga i le Ao ole Malo Tuimaleali’ifano Va’aleto’a Sualauvi II, speaks of the outstanding and great friendship
Australia and Samoa share and acknowledged the help and support Australia offers Samoa.
“Australia has been an outstanding and great friend of Samoa for a very long time. “Thank you for helping our people with the RSE scheme, and thank you for the scholarships offered for our children and the many other opportunities and projects Australia offers Samoa.”
“It’s a pleasure, a privilege, and an honor to host you as our special guest today. We hope that the relationship and friendship between Australia and Samoa will continue to survive for 50 or 100 years.”