April 2010
Background Notes on Countries of the World: Samoa;4/15/2010, p8
Country Report
The article describes the foreign relations of Samoa, particularly its relations with the U.S. government as of April 2010. Samoa signed a Treaty of Friendship with New Zealand, and has a strong relationship with the People's Republic of China (PRC). It is a known critic of the French decision to resume nuclear weapons testing in the South Pacific and of the 2007 coup in the Republic of the Fiji Islands. The principal U.S. officials in Samoa are cited.


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