16 Sep 2006

Samoa's PM departs for New York to attend UN general assembly

6:59 am on 16 September 2006

Samoa's Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele departs for New York today to attend the 61st Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

He will be accompanied by Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs Vaeolenofoafia Tapasu and Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Aiono Mose Su'a.

Tuilaepa will be in New York for 10 days.

The 61st session of the General Assembly opened in New York on Tuesday.

On the agenda are peace and security issues, the fight against terrorism, human rights, environmental protection, social and economic development, as well as UN reforms.

Tuilaepa is expected to address the Assembly on issues such as war on terror, international cooperation, weapons of mass destruction, peace and security, Millennium Development Goals, Small Island states development, and trade.