20 Apr 2015

Samoan PM scoffs at Fiji's Forum ideas

3:09 pm on 20 April 2015

The Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi has hit out at his Fijian counterpart's call for the removal of New Zealand and Australia from the Pacific Islands Forum.

Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi

Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi Photo: RNZI / Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia

The Samoa Observer reports Tuilaepa as saying Frank Bainimarama's issue is insignificant.

Tuilaepa says remember all the man did was to play the drums in the military and train so he doesn't understand these things.

The Samoan Prime Minister says Mr Bainimarama is only new and is still learning about matters of international relations.

Tuilaepa says the Forum is made up of 14 very poor nations and then these two nations who fund the plans by these poor nations.

He says the Forum relies on that funding.

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Photo: PIF

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