France and Samoa

France maintains diplomatic relations with Samoa via the Embassy of the Independent State of Samoa in Brussels and the French Embassy in New Zealand. In addition, France has an Honorary Consul in Apia.

The Minister of State for Development and Francophonie attended the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS Conference) in Apia from 30 August to 3 September 2016.

H.E. Mr Tuilaepa Malielegaoi, Prime Minister of Samoa, attended the Fourth France-Oceania Summit, held in Paris on 26 November 2015, as well as the Paris Climate Conference (COP21) in December 2015.

French development assistance is mainly channelled through the European Development Fund (EDF), with its contribution accounting for 18% of the funds allocated by the European Union.

Updated: 14 June 2017