'Beggars can't be choosers' in terms of aid - Samoa PM

Even the "very rich and much developed" USA needs assistance from China, Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi says.

Speaking to reporters Tuesday, Tuilaepa commented on aid assistance being offered to Samoa and the Pacific Region.

Beggars could not be choosers and Samoa would take aid assistance from any country, he said.

It was good when countries competed to offer aid to countries like Samoa, the prime minister said.

Even the biggest and most developed countries depended on assistance from elsewhere, he said.

"America still needs assistance but they spend a lot of money on wars and spying on Russia."