France and Samoa share the same values of democracy, the rules-based order and the protection of global commons. Samoa and France are guided by a shared willingness to further develop and strengthen the ties of existing friendship and cooperation between the two countries particularly in favour of peace, security, the fight against climate change and the preservation of biodiversity in the Pacific and around the world.
It is in this spirit, more than fifty years after the establishment of their diplomatic relations, that France and Samoa have decided to open a new page of their common history with the establishment of a French Embassy in Apia.
This first French embassy in Polynesia will, in particular, contribute to strengthening the ties between Samoa and the French territories of French Polynesia, New Caledonia and Wallis et Futuna. It will also facilitate the engagement of France within the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) based in Apia.
Samoa looks forward to the opening of the French embassy in Apia.