Romania to appoint Ambassador to Samoa

Romania’s Deputy Prime Minister Ana Birchall presents a gift to Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi after bi-lateral talks yesterday afternoon.

Source: PRESS SECRETARIAT

APIA, SAMOA – TUESDAY 30 OCTOBER 2018: Romania will have her first Ambassador accredited to Samoa next year.

It’s one of the proposed actions put forward by Romania’s Deputy Prime Minister Ana Birchall during bi-lateral talks with Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi yesterday.

Ana Birchall is leading her country’s delegation to the United Nations SIDS Mid-Term Review of the SAMOA Pathway in progress in Apia this week.

Romania’s Deputy Prime Minister reassured Prime Minister Tuilaepa that her country will be more visible in terms of engagement in the Pacific including Samoa as well as bilateral cooperation, sports and also on the international United Nations level.

Romania’s Deputy Prime Minister Ana Birchall with delegates from Kiribati and Nauru at the SAMOA Pathway review meeting in progress in Apia

Climate change she says remains a priority for her country and Romania stands ready to support the Pacific on the international front when it comes to issues pertaining to climate change.

“Romania will be slowly moving away from the donor beneficiary level and into forming partnerships with the Pacific,” she assured.

Samoa and Romania established diplomatic relationships in 2006.

At the moment, Samoa’s Permanent Resident to the United Nations, Ali’ioaiga Feturi Elisaia based in the New York also serves as Samoa’s Ambassador to Romania.