A new dawn for diplomacy

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Samoa’s first female prime minister, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa will be in the country to be part of the opening of Samoa’s diplomatic mission tomorrow, according to a government statement. Picture: Government of Samoa | Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Samoa’s first female prime minister, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, will be in the country to be part of the opening of Samoa’s diplomatic mission tomorrow.

This according to a government statement.

The statement read the Cook Islands Prime Minister, Mark Brown, will also be part of the opening of their diplomatic mission today.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama will then hold meetings with the two leaders.

Samoan High Commissioner to Fiji Ali’ioaiga Feturi Elisaia said the opening of the new Samoan High Commission showed their unwavering commitment to elevating collaboration with Fiji at all levels and it’s also a true reflection of the strengthened relationship between the two countries, nurtured over many years.

“Having a full-fledged diplomatic presence in Suva ushers in a new dawn in the enduring and multifaceted Samoa-Fiji relations which is anchored in mutual trust and respect, genuine friendship and people to people ties,” he said.

He said having a diplomatic mission in Fiji will allow them to be an effective part of the solution in the Pacific collective search to unlock opportunities for expanded cooperation.

Meanwhile, Cook Islands High Commissioner Jim Armistead said Fiji was at the heart of the Pacific and establishing a mission had been a longstanding ambition for the Cook Islands and reflects the close ties that exist, between the two countries.

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