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. In response, His Highness Tui Atua has written back to the President, expressing gratitude for China’s unwavering support for Samoa. Both letters are published below: 


March 1, 2016

 

His Highness 

Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi 

Head of State 

The Independent State 

of Samoa Apia 

 

Your Highness, 

On the occasion of your birthday, I would like to express my sincere congratulations and best wishes to you. 

Samoa is China’s good friend and partner in the South Pacific Region. 

The relationship between China and Samoa has been developing very well, bringing tangible benefits to our two peoples. 

I attached great importance to the development of China-Samoa relations and stand ready to work together with you to push the Strategic Partnership between our two countries to new highs. 

Wish Your Highness good health and all the best. 

 

Xi Jinping

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President of the People’s Republic of China 

 

HIS HIGHNESS TUI ATUA’S RESPONSE:

 

March 11, 2016

 

Your Excellency Xi Jinping

President of the People’s Republic of China Beijing

 

Your Excellency, 

It is a delight and high honor to receive birthday greetings from you. 

Indeed China and Samoa are good friends and partners in the South Pacific region and their co-operation achieved results, which are beneficial to both countries. 

I am firmly committed to the development of China-Samoa relations and to promoting the strategic partnerships between our two countries. 

I wish Your Excellency and yours the very best. 

 

Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi 

Head of State of the Independent State of Samoa 

 

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