Foreign Minister KAMIKAWA Visits the Independent State of Samoa

2024/2/12
Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the Independent State of Samoa Hon. FIAME Naomi Mata’afa, (center right), Foreign Minister KAMIKAWA (center left), Ambassador SENTA (left), and NUS Vice Chancellor Tuifuisa’a Dr. PATILA (right)
Foreign Minister KAMIKAWA and Head of State of Samoa His Highness TUIMALEALI’IFANO Va'aletoa Sualauvi II
Foreign Minister KAMIKAWA and the Samoan Minister of Women, Community, and Social Development Hon. MULIPOLA Anarosa Ale Molio’o
Foreign Minister KAMIKAWA's visit to the Pacific Climate Change Centre
Foreign Minister KAMIKAWA visited the Independent State of Samoa on February 10th, conducting a series of talks and courtesy visits, further strengthening the friendly relations between Japan and Samoa.
 
Firstly, Minister KAMIKAWA paid a courtesy visit to the Head of State of Samoa, His Highness TUIMALEALI’IFANO Va'aletoa Sualauvi II, followed by a visit to the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Samoa, Hon. FIAME Naomi Mata’afa. These visits emphasized the importance of ongoing dialogue and cooperation between the two countries and provided an opportunity to affirm joint efforts on shared challenges. After these courtesy visits, a signing ceremony for the grant aid for the improvement of the Faculty of Health Science at the National University of Samoa (NUS) was conducted.
 
In addition, Minister KAMIKAWA held discussions with Hon. MULIPOLA Anarosa Ale Molio’o, the Samoan Minister of Women, Community, and Social Development, on potential cooperation in social development and women's empowerment. Furthermore, she visited the Pacific Climate Change Centre (PCCC)/SPREP, highlighting Japan's support for climate change response and its commitment to the region's efforts in this area.
 
Mistier KAMIKAWA visit symbolizes a new chapter in the friendship and cooperation between Japan and Samoa. Japan will continue to deepen its cooperation with Pacific Island nations, including Samoa, to contribute to the peace, stability, and prosperity of the Pacific region.
Details of the letter signing ceremony will be posted at a later date.
 
Photo: Provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs