Embracing the Spirit of Samoa: My Unforgettable Third Visit

Stepping foot on Samoan soil always invokes a sense of familiarity, nostalgia, and excitement for all that awaits. Ambassador Tom Udall and Ms. Jill Cooper had the privilege of visiting Samoa for the third time, “I can confidently say that each visit only deepens my love and appreciation for this breathtaking island nation. From engaging ... Read More»

The signing ceremony of a Declaration of Partnership between the Government of Samoa & the Nevada National Guard

Samoa becomes the 96th partner nation formally approved through the National Guard State Partnership Program. We are privileged to have General Berry and his esteemed delegation in Samoa, as they participate in the signing ceremony of a Declaration of Partnership between the Government of Samoa and the Nevada National Guard. This partnership is intended to ... Read More»

U.S. Government Hands Over Faleolo Hospital Expansion Wing to the Samoan Government

Apia, Samoa, July 7, 2023 – Today marks another milestone in the U.S. – Samoa as the United States Government officially hands over the newly built Faleolo Hospital Expansion Wing to the Samoan government. The U.S. funded project commenced in 2022, and underlines the strong partnership between the two nations and reaffirmation of the commitment to improving healthcare infrastructure in Samoa. The Faleolo Hospital Expansion Wing, valued at $1,337,306 million tala, is a state-of-the-art ... Read More»

Ambassador Udall Returns to Samoa

U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa Tom Udall travelled to Samoa from February 9 – 14 to welcome back the U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers and launch a new American Corner in Salelologa.  Starting off his trip in Savai’i, Ambassador Udall and Minister of Education, Sports, and Culture Honorable Seuula Ioane cut the ribbon to ... Read More»

Ambassador Udall meets with Prime Minister Fiamē

On Friday, February 25, U.S. Ambassador to Samoa Tom Udall and Samoan Prime Minister Honorable Fiamē discussed the United States and Samoa’s priorities, values, and relationship during a virtual meeting. Ambassador Udall underscored the U.S. commitment to climate action and acknowledged that climate change is an existential concern for many large ocean states in the ... Read More»

Credentialing Ceremony – U.S. Ambassador Tom S. Udall

I was honored to present my credentials virtually today to the Samoa Head of State, His Highness Afioga Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II. I am humbled to continue this journey by representing the United States of America in Samoa. Soifua ma ia Manuia. – U.S. Ambassador Tom S. Udall. Credentialing Ceremony – U.S. Ambassador Tom S. ... Read More»
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