Samoa's Agriculture Minister meets with Am Samoa delegation that included StarKist
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Agriculture Minister has confirmed American Samoa's Director of Agriculture and a delegation were in the country recently to follow up on the Atoa Samoa talks earlier this year.
La'auli Leuatea Schmidt confirmed the meeting with Solialeaalofitagaloa Iosua Mutini and his delegation, when speaking on the live-televised Soalepule programme on EFKS TV over the weekend.
He also said the management of the Pago Pago-based tuna canning Starkist Company accompanied the Agriculture Director to discuss more employment opportunities for the people of Samoa.
"We met with Solia and his team who traveled to Samoa to follow up on some of the discussions we made during the Atoa Samoa meeting," La'auli said.
"There were plans in assisting our government in implementing a feed mill intended for the production and storage of animal food for Samoa, so Solia and his team were here to discuss on how we can work collaboratively on that.
"As they have fish meal from the tuna factory they have in American Samoa this can assist and provide us with shipments of fish meal for this proposal."
According to the Minister, the delegation also met with the Minister of Commerce Industry and Labour, Leatinu'u Wanye So'oialo to discuss more employment opportunities.