Samoa and France to continue the fight against climate change

France Ambassador to Samoa, H.E. Mrs Sylvaine Carta-Le Vert with the Head of State, Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II and Masiofo Faamausili Leinafo

By Staff Reporters

APIA, SAMOA – FRIDAY 08 FEBRUARY 2019: Samoa and France will continue to stand against the impact of climate change. This was expressed when France’s envoy to Samoa, H.E. Mrs Sylvaine Carta-Le Vert presented her credentials to the Head of State this morning.

“The first obvious issue is our common fight against climate change,” said the Ambassador.

“It is the most pressing challenge of our generation, especially for Pacific Island countries, and there is no doubt that France will continue its tireless efforts to tackle the issue, and do its utmost for the effective implementation of the Paris agreement, and fulfill the commitments made within the context of the One Planet Summit. France will also increase its efforts towards adaptation and biodiversity in the Pacific region.”

The French envoy also identified regional cooperation in the Pacific and greater connectivity among the nations of the Pacific.

“Let me underline in this regard the success and the great cooperation of France, the French territories of French Polynesia and the Samoan authorities on milestone projects such as Tui Samoa and Manatua Cables.”

His Highness the Head of State, Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II acknowledge the French Government’s support in the areas of sustainable development within the region through humanitarian assistance and maritime surveillance.

“The collaboration on connectivity are vitally important to enhance our education systems and our technical capability to deal with issues of cybersecurity,” said Tuimalealiifano.

Born in 1955, Mrs Carta-Le Vert graduated from the Institute of Political Science and has a bachelor degree in History from the University of Aix-en-Provence.

She started working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1980. She has been Second Secretary to the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations in Geneva, First secretary in Beirut, First secretary to the Permanent Representation of France to NATO in Brussels, Auditor to the Royal College of Defense studies and Second Counsellor at the French Embassy in London, Consul General in Zurich.

Prior to her arrival in Wellington, Mrs Carta-Le Vert was Consul General of France in London.

She is married with two adult children.