PM: “I am confident that our friendship will continue to prosper bilaterally”

Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa is confident that Samoa’s friendship with Australia will continue to prosper bilaterally.
She made the comments during a luncheon in honour of the Governor General of Australia, David Hurley and his Good Lady.
The luncheon was held at the Taumeasin Island Resort where the Prime Minister acknowledged with appreciation the opportunity extended during her official visit to Australia where she held fruitful meetings with Prime Minister, Albanese, Cabinet Ministers and officials on strengthening our bilateral relations and regional cooperation.
“Likewise we had hosted visits by Senator the Honourable Penny Wong in June last year whilst our borders were still closed and a visit in April from Hon Pat Conroy for follow-up discussions concerning development cooperation.
“High-level visits demonstrate the close relations that our two countries have established in recent years.
“We have a growing diaspora in Australia who have made Australia their home as well as those engaged in the seasonal workers and labour mobility scheme and have contributed meaningfully to development in Australia, thus strengthening our people-to-people relations.
“I am confident that our friendship will continue to prosper bilaterally as well as through our shared membership in the Pacific Islands Forum.”