According to an online press article from the Japan, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Japanese Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa met with Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata'afa in Apia, Samoa. During the meeting, the Japanese Foreign Minister expressed Japan's dedication to Samoa's development, particularly in the healthcare sector. Japan has granted ¥2.4 billion to improve the university facilities in Samoa.
During the visit, the strong and long-standing relationship between the two nations was emphasised. Shared challenges such as climate change were discussed, and regional cooperation was prioritised in light of the upcoming PALM (Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting) summit. This gesture of solidarity and support highlights the mutual dedication of both countries to development and addressing global issues collaboratively.