On 25th July, 2019, Samoan Minister of Finance, the Honorable Sili Epa Tuioti visited PIC. The Honorable Tuioti visited Japan as a part of ongoing “APIC Pacific Islands Leader Invitation Program” hosted by Association for Promotion of International Cooperation. Their itinerary includes meeting with government authorities and visiting Iwaki City. Mr. Oscar Thomas Malielegaoi, Chief Executive Officer-Samoa Ministry of Finance, as well as interested parties of APIC visited PIC with Minister Tuioti.
Mr. Saito, Director of PIC, explained them about activities of PIC, achievement of 2016’s Japan’s Public-Private Joint Mission to Samoa and subsequent business development. The Honorable Tuioti talked about Samoa’s export to Japan. He thinks continuous promotion activities which respond to the Japanese market trait are very important because the Japanese market is very different from neighboring market of Australia and New Zealand. With regards to tourism, he expressed his expectation for Japan’s investment in building luxurious hotel in Samoa.
He also expressed his gratitude to PIC’s steady work aiming for business expansion and development between Japan and Samoa while proposing to provide information collected by Ministry of Finance, such as extensive statistic data and report, to PIC.
We mutually agreed to enhance a cooperative relationship further between Samoan Ministry of Finance and PIC.