New Zealand's Foreign Minister, Winston Peters, and Samoa's Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mata'afa, have recently signed a new Statement of Partnership in Apia. It marks a significant step towards strengthening the relationship between the two countries, with a renewed commitment to collaboration.
Winston Peters and the Minister for Health and Pacific Peoples, Dr Shane Reti, concluded their Pacific Mission in Apia, visiting Samoa late on Thursday. This visit highlights the significance of the partnership to both countries.
The newly signed agreement outlines critical mutual interest and cooperation areas for the next four years. The agreement demonstrates a shared commitment to tackling pressing issues such as climate change, economic and human development, and regional security enhancement.
"Our partnership highlights collaborative efforts on critical issues like climate change and regional security and confirms NZ's commitment to assist Samoa in hosting the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. It reaffirms our shared goals."