Happy birthday, Your Highness!

The President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, has written to the Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, to wish him a happy birthday. 

The letter and a gift were formally presented to His Highness Tui Atua at his Tuaefu residence by China’s Ambassador to Samoa, Wang Xuefeng.

Today, 1 March, is His Highness Tui Atua’s birthday. 

He is 79.

The following is the letter from President Xi Jinping:


March 1, 2017


His Highness 

Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi 

Head of State 

The Independent State 

of Samoa Apia


Your Highness,

On the occasion of Your Highness’s birthday, I would like to express my sincere congratulations and best wishes to Your Highness.

In recent years, China-Samoa relations have maintained good development momentum, with close high level contacts and exchange of visits at various levels, ever increasing mutual political trust, and fruitful cooperation and exchange in all fields.

China-Samoa relations have been a model for China’s friendly cooperation with Pacific island countries.

I attach great importance to China-Samoa relations, and would like to work jointly with Your Highness to push China-Samoa strategic partnership to a new level so as to provide more benefits to both the Samoan and Chinese people. 


Wish Your Highness good health and all the best! 


Xi Jinping


People’s Republic of China

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