Indonesia gifts Samoa two ambulances

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THANK YOU: Ambassador Tantowi Yahya, Special Envoy of Indonesia, Muhammad Lutfi, Minister of Health, Tuitama Dr. Leao Tuitama and Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Afamasaga Rico Tupa’i.

THANK YOU: Ambassador Tantowi Yahya, Special Envoy of Indonesia, Muhammad Lutfi, Minister of Health, Tuitama Dr. Leao Tuitama and Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Afamasaga Rico Tupa’i.

The number of ambulances to service Samoa increased by two yesterday, thanks to a donation from the Government of Indonesia.

Minister of Health, Tuitama Dr. Leao Tuitama received the keys to the vehicles yesterday from Indonesia’s Special Envoy Ambassador, Muhammed Lutfi.

“On behalf of the Government of Samoa, the Ministry of Health, and the Health Sector, l am very honoured to welcome your Excellency and delegation, and to receive with great pleasure these two ambulances as a token of your continued support and of our warm friendship over the years,” the Minister said. 

The Republic of Indonesia and Samoa began to develop diplomatic ties in 1980.

“You have assisted us before and you continue to do so.

“Apart from one of the countries spearheading peace and prosperity in the world, Indonesia   has also committed to renew technical assistance to Samoa through training, apprenticeship and scholarships programmes.”

The handover unfolds the two nations’ joint effort to improve health services.

“Thus, we are very fortunate to have supporters from all around the globe, including the great Republic of Indonesia.

“We hope you will enjoy your stay here in Samoa and may you all have time to explore the beauty of our country, before returning to your homeland.”

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