9th October 2020
Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern
Prime Minister of New Zealand
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Dear Prime Minister Ardern
I wish to express on behalf of the Government and the People of Samoa, our warmest congratulations on your re-election as the Prime Minister of New Zealand.
Your re-appointment is a testament to your service in the Parliament of New Zealand and re-affirmation of the support and confidence of the people of New Zealand in your leadership. I wish you and your Government every success in the discharge of your High Office and mandate.
New Zealand is an important friend and close development partner for Samoa. The close relations and cooperation that our two countries enjoy, particularly on matters of mutual interest, characterises the maturity of friendship and collaboration between our two countries. I have every confidence that you and your Government will continue to play an important role in strengthening regional and national efforts to address issues of criticality to our Blue Pacific agenda during these challenging times we are in.
I look forward to work closely with you in progressing increased security, development and prosperity for our two countries under initiatives such as the Pacer plus Agreement and Pacific Reset.
Please accept the assurances of my highest consideration.
(Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi)