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Samoa Consul Office will be open in its new site Monday morning

Consul General Fata Brian Kaio

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Public Notice was issued on Monday, July 24, by the Samoa Consul Office that it is moving it’s office to Ottoville — just off the Iliili main road, permanently closing its current office at the Iupesiliva Building in Fagatogo this past Friday, July 28, 2023.

The Samoa Consulate will resume its services on Monday, July 31, at its new office, Unit 108, at the Mosooi Business Center, on the ground floor.

In an interview with the Consul General Fata Brian Kaio, Samoa News was told that “after seven years of serving at its present location, we are moving to our new office in Tafuna.”

He said the move is in keeping with the plans of the Samoa Government to begin construction of a permanent location on the land or lot it got in the exchange with American Samoa for a lot in Upolu, Samoa. The land is next to the Tafuna Community Health Center on the road going in to Petesa.

According to the Consul General, it was on March 24, 2006 the Samoa Consulate opened at the Methodist Building in Fagatogo. The Samoa Government had a representative in the Territory in 1979 with the late Ulugia Sala Suivai during the Tufele and Coleman administration and Samoa’s Prime Minister at the time was Prime Minister Tupuola Efi.

When the Human Rights Protection Party came to power the office was closed. In 2006, it was  re-opened and has been serving American Samoa since then.”

The Consulate Office is grateful to the community for understanding their decision to move and assures that they will continue all the services and what they always do best — just from a different location” Fata said.