2 Samoa talks

2 Samoa Talks take on name change

The proposal to change the name was tabled by American Samoa Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga and his administration and it was unanimously endorsed by Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa leading Samoa’s delegation.

The two-day meeting was held in American Samoa from Wednesday to Friday.

Savali newspaper reports the two-day brainstorming also approved for Samoa to host the second round of Atoa o Samoa talks in September to coincide with celebrations of Samoa’s 60th Independence Anniversary festivities.

2-Samoa talks scheduled for October in Apia

The meeting will be hosted by Samoa in Apia in early October.

A release from the Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (MPMC) said the talks were scheduled for early next month.

However, American Samoa had communicated to Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi requesting to postpone the meeting to October to allow the territorial government to finalise issues from their end to be tabled in the upcoming meeting.

As one of the three central government agencies, the MPMC is tasked as the implementing agency to organise the event.