Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi left the country yesterday to attend the 38th Independence Day celebration of Tuvalu.
Tuvalu, formerly known as Ellice Islands, became politically independent on 1st October 1978.
Speaking to the media, Tuilaepa said he has been invited on behalf of Samoa to two Independence celebrations.
“The first invitation I didn’t go but it was Leota Lu who went,” he explained.
“This is the second invitation and I thought I should go and attend as it is an invitation on behalf of the country.
“I will leave on the Talofa airline which will take less than two hours to fly there.”
Tuilaepa said he will attend the celebration on the 1st October and fly back the same day.
He added the country uses the Samoan bible and some of its people live in the village of Elise.