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Head of State and Masiofo At Emperor’s Enthronement

The Head of State, His Highness Tuimaleali’ifano Va’aletoa and Masiofo Fa’amausili, celebrated with other invited leaders from around the world, the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito of Japan this week.

Their Highnesses were among and exclusive guest list that included many royal families from close to 200 countries, who flew in to celebrate the royal accession to the Chrysanthemum Throne by the new Emperor.

Facing Real Problems For Real People – UN

Partnership between the UN and Samoa is being celebrated today as part of the day commemorating the founding of the world body four decades ago.

The UN General Secretary’s Message for the occasion is to be screened as part of a short ceremony to official mark the occasion at the TATTE Convention Centre this evening.

The Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi will also be speaking as well as the UN Resident Coordinator , Simona Marinsescue.

Follow China’s Current And Future Economic Lead - PM Tuilaepa

Samoa and member island countries of the forum will do well to follow China’s economic leadership to benefit from current and future trends.

This was the gist of the address by the Prime Minister Tuilaepa Samoa at the opening of the China Pacific Forum hosted in Apia at the start of the week on Sunday and Monday.

Solomon Islands and Kiribati hand in hand with China By Setope Sooaemalelagi, Liaocheng University Shangdong China

By Setope Sooaemalelagi, Liaocheng University Shangdong China

 On the stroke of midnight the Solomon Islands and Kiribati have in unison switched its foreign policy compass directly to Beijing and have ended a tenuous relationship with Taiwan which was baffling not only for China but for its Pacific neighbors most of whom are signatories to the Belt and Road Initiative.

Tuilaepa Gives Re-launched SNDP Winning Tips

The Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi did more than reach out a hand in the resurrection of the Samoa National Development Party or SNDP, during the week.

He also tipped off the organisers of the former opposition party on how to dethrone his ruling Human Rights Protection Party, HRPP.

Tuilaepa was invited to deliver the keynote speech at the re-launching of the political party at the Tuutuuileloloto Hall on Wednesday.

Samoa National Democratic Party Resurrected For 2021 General Elections

Deidre Tautua – Fanene

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi was the guest speaker at the official launched of the Samoa National Democratic Party on Wednesday this week at the Tuutuuileloloto Hall.

The SNDP is the recreation of the old Opposition Party back then, the Samoa National Development Party.

Military Potentials A Worry For Asau Port Samoa and China Ties Close

A worrying outlook on the closer ties between Samoa and China at the Asau Port being ‘… turned into a military asset in hostile times’ is being circulated by the international media from a Reuters News Agency write up.

The report is carried under several headlines.

One warns that “China has plans for an old US WWII port in the Pacific, and it's adding to fears that Beijing is up to something”.

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