Governor General of Australia visits Samoa

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The Governor General of Australia, David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) and Linda Hurley made an official visit to Samoa to celebrate and strengthen the close bonds between Australia and Pacific friends.

Wednesday evening the Governor General of Australia and his delegation arrived at Faleolo International Airport on an Australian Defence Force Aircraft.

The Governor General of Australia, David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) and his delegation in Samoa. Photo: Government of Samoa ( Jasmine Iose & Eirenei Ariu)

The Prime Minister of Samoa, Afioga Fiame Naomi Mataafa, welcomed the Governor General of Australia and his delegation.

Samoan Prime Minister, Afioga Fiame Naomi Mataafa welcomes the Governor General of Australia, David Hurley AC DSC (Retd). Photo: Government of Samoa ( Jasmine Iose & Eirenei Ariu)

Followed by the Guard of Honour performed by Samoa Police.

The Samoa Police performing the Guard of Honour for the Governor General of Australia, David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) and Linda Hurley’s for their first official visit to Samoa. Photo: Government of Samoa ( Jasmine Iose & Eirenei Ariu)
The Governor General of Australia, David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) with Samoa Police. Photo: Government of Samoa ( Jasmine Iose & Eirenei Ariu)
The Governor General of Australia, David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) walks between Samoa Police. Photo: Government of Samoa ( Jasmine Iose & Eirenei Ariu)

The Governor-General and his delegation later had an Introductory meeting with the Prime Minister of Samoa where the Governor General pass on Australia’s congratulations for Samoa’s recent 61st Independence celebrations.

Introductory meeting between the Governor General of Australia, David Hurley AC DSC (Retd)
and Samoa Prime Minister Afioga Fiame Naomi Mataafa. Photo: Government of Samoa ( Jasmine Iose & Eirenei Ariu)
Introductory meeting between the Governor General of Australia, David Hurley AC DSC (Retd)
and Samoa Prime Minister Afioga Fiame Naomi Mataafa. Photo: Government of Samoa ( Jasmine Iose & Eirenei Ariu)
Introductory meeting between the Governor General of Australia, David Hurley AC DSC (Retd)
and Samoa Prime Minister Afioga Fiame Naomi Mataafa. Photo: Government of Samoa ( Jasmine Iose & Eirenei Ariu)

He will also meet with the Head of State Tuimaleali’ifano Va’aleto’a Sualauvi II to celebrate the close friendship between the nations.

The Governor-General and his delegation will correspondingly visit Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Cook Islands and Vanuatu.