China continues to expand its influence in the South Pacific.
From Xinhua News Agency
APIA, April 2 China will continue to enhance mutually beneficial cooperation with Samoa and push friendly exchanges forward, a senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) said here late Monday.
Li Changchun, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, said in a statement that China places great importance on its traditional friendship with Samoa.
During the three-day visit, Li is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi and other high-ranking official of Samoa.
Samoa is the last leg of Li’s Latin American and Pacific tour, which has brought him to Mexico, Venezuela, Suriname, Ecuador and Peru.