The new ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil to Samoa presented on Tuesday (April 5) his credentials to His Highness the Head of State, Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi.
Mr. Paulo de Camargo was welcomed in an ava ceremony yesterday morning at the Head of State’s residence at Tuaefu.
“The distinction of being appointed by President Michel Temer to represent Brazil in the Independent State of Samoa entails great responsibility and for me, is a source of personal gratification,” Mr. Camargo said.
“Since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 2005, our exchanges have been characterized by mutual respect and friendship.
“It is a privilege to serve one of the most vibrant countries of the Pacific Ocean and, at the same time, one that is the home of the Fa’a Samoa, the happy people of Polynesia, with their culture and traditions.
In welcoming Mr. Camargo, His Highness, Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi reminded him about the special closeness between Samoa and Brazil.
“While Samoa and Brazil are geographically distant from each other, we will endeavour to continue working side by side on issues of mutual interest to us, such as rule of law, international peace and security,” he said.
The Independent State of Samoa, with which Brazil maintains diplomatic relations since 2005, has a population of less than two hundred thousand. Its main international partners are Australia, New Zealand
and countries of the Pacific Community. Subsistence farming, alongside fishing, accounts for most of the Samoan Gross Domestic Product. Brazil is prepared to offer cooperation with Brazil in the agricultural area (coconutys, bananas, cocoa).
Mr, Paulo Camargo is Ambassador of Brasil to New Zealand, Samoa, Tuvalu, Kiribati and Tonga Kingdom.