Prime Minister Sailele Malielegaoi Tuilaepa of Samoa

Tuilaepa was the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance under Tofilau Eti Alesana following the Human Rights Protection Party's return to power after the coalition government of Vaai and Tupua.
Tuilaepa was largely responsible for initiating major financial reforms in the early 1990s.
Having taken up the sport only 5 months prior to the Games, Tuilaepa was ranked second in Samoa in the combined bow discipline.
Tuilaepa said that since the two countries established diplomatic ties in 1975, frequent exchanges on all levels have helped deepen mutual understanding and promote friendship between the two peoples.
Tuilaepa said if Asiata can make it to office, then he can implement his beliefs.
Tuilaepa said such claims were nonsense.
In response, Tuilaepa says it has always been the governments policy to utilize these personnels expertise only in their fields of specialties.
These views are based on weak faith, Tuilaepa said adding that Samoa needed these aids to avoid high taxes.
Tuilaepa said this was not the government motive.
On the issue of Samoans moving overseas for work under schemes such as the New Zealand Aids seasonal scheme and the United Nations Peacekeeping, Tuilaepa said this will not only benefit those moving overseas and their families but the country as a whole.
Tuilaepa said the 120,000-odd Samoans living in New Zealand as well as those in Australia would send right-hand-drive cars, which would help families and boost the economy.
in the constitution allowing for that.
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Tuilaepa was invited by the Chinese government.
On the Taiwan issue, Tuilaepa said that he could fully understand the sensitivity of the issue.
Tuilaepa said Samoa will continue to strengthen its friendly, cooperative relationship with China.
In Niue where the 39th Forum Summit was held last week, Mr Tuilaepa said Commodore Bainima-rama's "mental attitude" does not help his cause.
Speaking to the Samoa Observer, Mr Tuilaepa said Pacific Island Leaders agonised for hours over the use of the word "suspension" while debating their response to Fiji's boycott of the summit in Niue.
Mr Tuilaepa said in the end, his fellow leaders felt: "It is better for the Fiji military regime to know exactly, to understand the thinking of the Forum Leaders.