𝐇𝐎𝐍𝐎𝐑𝐀𝐁𝐋𝐄 𝐒𝐏𝐄𝐀𝐊𝐄𝐑 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐒𝐀𝐌𝐎𝐀𝐍 𝐏𝐀𝐑𝐋𝐈𝐀𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐀𝐑𝐘 𝐃𝐄𝐋𝐄𝐆𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 𝐈𝐍 𝐂𝐇𝐈𝐍𝐀 – 𝐁𝐄𝐈𝐉𝐈𝐍𝐆
On Wednesday, 22nd of November 2023, the Speaker of the Parliament of Samoa, Hon. PAPALII Li’o Oloipola Taeu Masipau met with his Excellency Zhao Leji, Chairman of National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. The meeting was also attended by Tofa FOISALA Lilo Tuu Ioane – Member of Parliament for Gagaifomauga No.2, Afioga FUAAVA Suluimalo Amataga – Member of Parliament for Aleipata Itupa i Luga and other Members of Parliament from the Pacific.
The meeting considered many projects that were funded by the Government of China for the people of Samoa since they have been in partnership since 1975. In addition, Samoa had signed China’s One Belt Road initiative in 2018 which confirmed further assistance for the development of Samoa.
The Honorable Speaker commended China’s support and assistance for Samoa. Samoa continues to benefit from the ongoing investment and support provided by the Government of China.
Mr. Speaker and his Excellency Zhao Leji discussed their common intention to strengthen and deepen the ties between the two countries. They shared views on how China can provide financial assistance and in-kind support towards the Legislative Assembly. The two leaders are willing to work together to boost mutual trade and investment for both Samoa and China.