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Samoa Independence Day – Secretary of State Blinken statement

Samoa Independence Day PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE On behalf of the United States of America, I would like to congratulate all Samoans on the 60th anniversary of your independence on June 1. The close friendship between Samoa and the United States is rooted in our strong historical, cultural, economic, and people-to-people ties. Our longstanding ...
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U.S. Government supports the Government of Samoa’s efforts to combat COVID-19

Press Release Apia, Samoa, May 2nd. Yesterday, the U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), handed over 45,630 life-saving Pfizer vaccines to support the Government of Samoa’s efforts to combat COVID -19.  “The U.S. is committed to providing 1.2 billion doses of safe, effective vaccines to meet global needs.  That extraordinary ...
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Our Ocean Conference, Palau 2022

The Republic of Palau and the United States are co-hosting the 7th Our Ocean Conference on April 13-14, 2022. The Conference will be a key moment for countries, civil society, and industry to commit to concrete and significant actions to protect the ocean. Throughout the six previous conferences, participants have made more than 1,400 commitments ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: COVID-19 Lockdown in Samoa

The Government of Samoa announced on April 4 that all of Samoa will move to COVID Alert Level 2 effective at 11:59 p.m. on April 5.  Under Level 2, businesses and government offices will be permitted to open from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  Churches are allowed to reopen with a limit of 30 people, and funerals ...
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Peace Corps Assists with Pediatric Vaccine Rollout in Samoa

Peace Corps Samoa is honored to take part in Samoa’s drive to ensure all residents are vaccinated against COVID-19.  In early March, the Samoan government requested assistance from Peace Corps’ medical team in the government’s campaign to vaccinate children ages 5 to 11 years old. Peace Corps Samoa Country Director Gini Wilderson said that Peace ...
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