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U.S. Ambassador Udall’s first visit to Samoa
August 16, 2022

A photo montage

U.S. Ambassador Udall and Ms Cooper made their first official visit to Samoa last week. Welcomed with a traditional ‘ava ceremony, they then had a busy and productive week with the Samoan people.

“Fa’afetai Samoa! Jill and I had an incredible first trip to Samoa. We love Samoa and its people, and are looking forward to coming back soon.” – U.S. Ambassador Udall.

Here is some of what they got up to while in Samoa…

‘Ava welcome ceremony:

Meeting Honorable Prime Minister Fiamē Naomi Mata’afa:

With Peace Corps Samoa:

At the American Corner:

Meeting Honorable Deputy Prime Minister Tuala:

Meeting Honorable Minister Faualo:

Welcome Reception:

Press Conference:

The Tiapapata Art Centre:

Thank-you team!

At the Markets:

At the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum:

The To-Sua trench:

A visit to Aga Reef Resort: