Samoa and Argentina are ready to mark 24 years since they established diplomatic relations.
The point was echoed by the Head of State, His Highness, Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, during his speech to welcome the new Ambassador of Argentina to Samoa, Fausto Lopez Crozet.
Mr. Crozet presented his Letter of Credence to His Highness Tui Atua at Tuaefu yesterday.
“This is a significant milestone is a testament to a deep desire to work closer together and to forge mutually beneficial partnerships between our two peoples,” His Highness Tui Atua said.
“I am confident that during your tenure to Samoa, the cordial relations that continue to exist between Samoa and Argentina will be strengthened and enhanced.”
Mr. Crozet conveyed the best wishes from his country to the people of Samoa.
“Both our countries share a commitment to international peace and security and are very mindful of the environment and the challenges the world is facing with climate change,” Mr. Crozet said.
“Both countries share as well the view that multilateralism and international cooperation are among the best answers to these global challenges.
“Furthermore, both countries are enthusiastic sporting Nations and, as we all know, sport are a crucial factor not only for social integration but also for strengthening the promotion of tourism and cultural exchange as well as the commercial relationships.
Ambassador Crozet is a career diplomat firstly graduating as a lawyer from the School of Law and Social Sciences at the Universidad Nacional de la Plata in 1989.
He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1993 after two years at the National Foreign Service Institute. He specialized in Public International Law.
As a diplomat, he served in the Directorate of Antarctic Affairs for two periods (1993-1997 and 2008-2011) before becoming the Director General of the division from 2012 and 2016.
Between 2004 and 2008, he served at the Chief of Staff office for the Commerce and International Economic Relations Secretariat. Oversea, he served at the Argentina Embassy in the Republic of Uruguay between 1997 and 2004, and the UNASUR General Secretariat.