• Samoa signs Short-stay Visa Waiver Agreement with EU: 28 May 2015, Brussels

    In a landmark development in Samoa’s relations with the European Union, the Ambassador of Samoa to the European Union, Fatumanava Pa’olelei Luteru, signed the visa-free agreement on behalf of Samoa whilst Zanda KALNINA-LUKAŠEVICA of the EU Latvian Presidency and Commissioner Dimitris AVRAMOPOULOS signed on behalf of the European Union.
  • Samoa - The Heart of Polynesia

    The Independent State of Samoa (formerly known as Western Samoa until 1997) gained independence from New Zealand in 1962. Samoa is the first Pacific island country to become independent and joined the Commonwealth of Nations in 1970.