Australia Announces Prime Minister Fiame’s First Official Visit

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Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Hon Fiame Naomi Mataʻafa, July 2022 Forum Leaders Meeting. Image: Australia DFAT.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will welcome Samoa Prime Minister, Hon Fiamē Naomi Mata’afa, as a guest of the Australian Government this week with the official visit extending from 20 – 25 March.

This will be Fiamē’s first official visit to Australia since 2019 and also her first official visit as Prime Minister.

In announcing Prime Minister Fiame’s visit, Anthony Albanese reiterated the long history of cooperation between Australia and Samoa.

“I am delighted to welcome Prime Minister Fiamē Naomi Mata’afa to Australia,” said Prime Minister Albanese.

“As members of the Pacific family, Australia and Samoa share a special bond based on a long history of cooperation and kinship..

“Our countries enjoy strong personal links with nearly 98,000 people of Samoan descent calling Australia home.”

Australia’s Prime Minister says the visit will further strengthen cooperation between the two countries in areas of economic development, labour mobility, climate and regional security.

The Prime Ministers will also discuss ways to strengthen regional cooperation in support of a peaceful, prosperous and resilient Blue Pacific.