New Zealand delegation touched ground in Samoa


Royal New Zealand Air Force has touched ground at the Faleolo International Airport. 

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her delegation consist of Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage, Carmel Sepuloni; Minister of Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio, Leader of the Opposition Christopher Luxon, representatives from each political party in Parliament and a delegation of Aotearoa New Zealand and Pacific leaders. 

They were greeted by Deputy Prime Minister, Tuala Iosefo Ponifasio, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Chief Executive Officer, Peseta Noumea Simi at the airport. 

The arrival of the New Zealand Prime Minister in the Country, as Samoa’s opens its international borders for the first time in two years but also the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of friendship between the two Governments. 

“In 1962, Samoa became the first Pacific nation to achieve independence, after almost 50 fifty years under Aotearoa New Zealand’s administration.

The official ava ceremony at the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum at Vailima is underway at the time of our news bulletin, we will report more on this tomorrow’s bulletin.