N.Z. P.M. Bill English to get chiefly title

New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Bill English, is heading to Samoa for the first time as the leader of his country.

The Sunday Samoan also understands that he is to be bestowed a chiefly title at Faleula this week.

Mr. English and his Samoan wife, Mary English, are scheduled to arrive on Wednesday. 

They are coming for the celebration of Samoa’s 55 years of Independence which will be celebrated on Thursday and Friday.

During his weekly media programme, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi said he is looking forward to hosting Mr. English in Samoa.

He confirmed that Mr. and Mrs. English are part of the dignitaries here for the Independence Day celebrations. 

The New Zealand High Commission will be hosting a reception for Mr. English on Friday evening.

Mr. English has taken over from former New Zealand P.M., To’osavili John Key.

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