Official Visit by the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon.Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi at Waitangi Day
7th February 2019
Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Samoa, Hon. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi together with the Minister of Finance, Hon. Sili Epa Tuioti led a Delegation to visit Waitangi from the 4th to 7th February 2019. They met with the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Rt Hon. Jacinda Ardern, the Foreign Minister Rt Hon. Winston Peters, Māori iwi leaders, and members of the Pacific Caucus.
This is the first time that the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Samoa, Hon. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi visited Waitangi on an official visit courtesy of the Government of New Zealand.
The Samoan Delegation also attended Waitangi Day Celebrations, including the Samoa High Commissioner, H.E Leasi Papali’i T Scanlan. The highlight of the visit was the signing of the Bilateral Partnership Agreement between New Zealand and Samoa between the two Foreign Ministers of the two countries at Waitangi on 5th February 2019.