China donates 20 new vehicles

China is helping Samoa host the Pacific Forum Leaders meeting in Apia, which will coincide, with the Teuila week in September.

As part of this help, China has donated 20 brand new cars to assist government to host the 48th annual Pacific Leaders.

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The vehicles have arrived with an official handing over next week.

In the meantime, Cabinet has also approved a budget of $1.1 million tala to host the Forum Leaders Meeting which starts  from September 4th to the 8th .

Australia and New Zealand have also donated AUS$200,000 equivalent to $400,000 tala and NZ$200,000 or close to $345,000 respectively to assist Samoa host the event.

The annual forum will be attended by Pacific leaders and high level government officials from 19 Pacific Forum countries not including Forum Observers and Forum Dialogue Partners.

It is anticipated that 350 to 450 delegates including the regional and international media as well as non-government organisations will also be attending.

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