On behalf of the Government and people of Samoa, I would like to acknowledge your presence today on this momentous occasion.
The signing ceremony marks the deployment of Chinese Medical teams to Samoa to provide professional and medical services, to build capacity and provide supplies of medicine, equipment and materials to the hospitals and people of Samoa.
This is a significant contribution provided by the Government of China to complement the efforts by the Government of Samoa to address the shortage of medical doctors in a number of specialisations, increase opportunities for capacity building and to equip the hospitals for services delivery throughout the country.
China continues to make significant contributions to developments in the health sector.
The construction of the new hospital, office premises and facilities reflects China’s responsiveness to address Samoa’s needs for a healthy population.
I take this opportunity to thank the Government of the People’s Republic of China for its generous support and contribution to the development of Samoa in the last 42 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between our two countries.
I thank you also Ambassador and Staff for your hard work and efforts in promoting the close relations between Samoa and China.
We look forward to working closely with the Chinese medical teams to Samoa. Soifua.