Senior politician calls for pan-Samoan talks on travel and trade issues

A senior MP in Samoa has called for travel conditions to American Samoa to be relaxed from its current "complicated" system.

The FAST Party's Tea Peato was speaking during the 2022/2023 Budget debate this week.

The Samoa Observer reports he said that the talks between the two Samoas should be resumed to address this travel issue and to make it easier for strengthening trade relations.

Tea Peato said the current online Talofa Pass system being used by American Samoa for travellers to the territory was complicated and should be made accessible for all.