American Samoa's Lieutenant Governor Ipulasi Aitofele Sunia says he is pleased a special military aircraft has flown the governor to a hospital in Hawaii.
The Governor Togiola Tulafono has undergone two operations in Pago Pago this month.
But amid concern for his well-being he was flown to Honolulu, which Ipulasi Aitofele says is reassuring.
"The plane is fully equipped; it's like a mini hospital. It's all air-conditioned. It's got all the equipments, the doctors and nurses. So I feel very good about it."
Ipulasi Aitofele Sunia, American Samoa's Lieutenant Governor