Women Prime Ministers of Samoa and NZ hails the Treaty of Friendship


Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa during the reception to celebrate the Treaty of Friendship at the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, with New Zealand, pointed out this occasion will further foster and strengthen people to people links and connections between the two countries. 

On Monday, the Country celebrated the opening of borders to the world marked by the arrival of two flights from different destinations. 

She said Samoa’s journey through covid has been facilitated and generously supported by the government of New Zealand and its people and through many different avenues. 

“I am pleased to note that we have been vigilant in capturing all these opportunities to build our resilience and taking Samoa to where it is at and subsequently making the decision to the decision to opening our borders.” 

The Prime Minister also took the opportunity to pay respects and express condolences to families of New Zealand and Samoa who have lost loved ones to covid 19. 

The Prime Minister then toasted to the 60 years of friendship. 

New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern thanked Fiame for the invitation to join the Head of State the Government, and the people of Samoa in celebrating the special occasion of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Friendship between the two countries. 

“And we are “touched by the sincerity of your welcome and the generosity of your hospitality we are deeply humbled to be back in the cradle of Polynesia these islands.”