23 Nov 2006

Samoa delegation leaves for annual talks with New Zealand government

6:16 am on 23 November 2006

The Samoa government delegation led by the Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, leaves today for annual talks with the New Zealand government scheduled to be held in Wellington this weekend.

The chief executive officer of the Ministry of the Prime Minister, Auseugaefa Poloma Komiti, says that New Zealand's labor mobility initiative, which had been announced in last month's forum leaders, will be high in the agenda.

But other issues such as the annual immigration quota scheme, agricultural quarantine plus issues of mutual interest between the two countries will also be part of ministerial talks.

The delegation which includes the Minister of Police, Prisons and Fire, the Minister of Finance and four government chief executive officers will be in New Zealand for less than a week.