22 May 2006

Samoa's Prime Minister heads to regional leaders' meeting in Japan

9:09 am on 22 May 2006

Samoa's Prime Minister has left to attend the Pacific Leaders summit to be held in Japan this week.

Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, says his government has fully supported Japan's financial assistance to the region.

But before he left for the summit on the weekend, Tuila'epa said Japan should also be aware of the worries and concerns of the pacific people for the use of its waters to transport toxic wastes to produce Japan's electricity.

Tuila'epa also wants to discuss protecting marine resources given the importance of food such as fish, to the daily diet of Pacific people.

He said those resources could be in danger if wealthy countries such as Japan do not protect and take care of the Pacific marine resources