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International Visitor Leadership Program recipients congratulated

U.S. Embassy Apia congratulates representatives from the Ministry of Commerce Industry and Labour for their successful participation in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). On June 28, Chargé d’Affaires Jonathan Lee Yoo presented Charity Malaga, Camelita Tautunu, and Faanuu Lameko with certificates of completion recognizing their participation in an IVLP exchange ...
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USAID REACH Project Expands Water Access and Strengthens Emergency Response Capacity

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Jonathan Lee Yoo had the pleasure of giving remarks at the USAID REACH Project completion event held  on June 24.  In partnership with Caritas Samoa, the USAID REACH project increased community resilience and strengthened emergency response capacity in Samoan villages.  “Immense, lasting benefits come from building communities and ensuring that a ...
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Lalomauga Celebrates Reopening of Primary School

Chargé d’Affaires Jon Lee Yoo celebrated the completion of a U.S. government-funded reconstruction project at Lalomauga Primary School on June 16. “This project was the direct result of discussions between our Embassy and your Ministry of Education, Sports, and Culture, when we asked how we could assist with any primary schools in most need of ...
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Moamoa Fou celebrating the opening of the newly installed water tank

In May, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Jonathan Lee Yoo was welcomed by the community of Moamoa Fou celebrating the opening of the newly installed water tank through a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Moamoa Fou was one of the villages targeted under the USAID – US Agency for International Development REACH Project. Over 460 people in the area received educational sessions and a supply of ...
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Samoa Independence Day 2021

Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer my congratulations to the people of Samoa on the occasion of the fifty-ninth anniversary of your independence on June 1, 2021. The United States and Samoa have enjoyed a close friendship that began with your independence ...
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