Zhou Liujun (right), vice-chairman of CIDCA, meets with Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi (center). [photo/cidca.gov.cn]
Zhou Liujun, vice-chairman of CIDCA, meets with Peseta Noumea Simi, chief executive officer of Samoa's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. [photo/cidca.gov.cn]
Zhou Liujun, vice-chairman of the China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA), led a delegation to the Independent State of Samoa from July 25 to 29.
Zhou met with Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi and held talks with with Peseta Noumea Simi, chief executive officer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Samoa. Zhou and Simi signed cooperation documents for two projects in Samoa aided by China.
During the visit, the delegation took trips to some China-aided key projects, including stadiums, government office buildings, the School of Maritime Training of the National University of Samoa, Siumu Primary School, an agricultural technology cooperation demonstration farm, and the site of a port construction project.
The delegation held meetings with officials from government departments of Samoa, including the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, and the Ministry of Agriculture. The delegation attended a celebration of the 16th Pacific Sports Games aid projects and held a symposium with representatives of Chinese-funded institutions on the Chinese aid in Samoa, who shared their experiences and offered suggestions about China's aid in Samoa and the South Pacific region. They also held a seminar with the Chinese Embassy in Samoa.