Divisions & Functions
The Ministry has an established career structure, organised into three core Divisions, compromising the Poliitical International Relations and Protocal Division, Trade Division and the Scholarships, Bilateral and Training Division. The Ministry also has a Corporate Services Division, which provides support to the core divisions and overseas missions of the Ministry.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Hon Prime Minister
Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Neioti Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi
Political International Relations Protocol
- Provide policy advice and representation activities towards the management of Samoa ’s foreign and trade relations with other countries;
- Provide policy advice and representation activities related to the management of Samoa ’s membership of and foreign affairs and trade interests in international and regional organizations
Scholarship, Bilateral and Training Division
Develop policies for the administration of long and short term study and training opportunities and advise Government pertaining to scholarship and training schemes available. Also manage all aspects of Samoa ‘s bilateral relations especially with key bilateral partners on development and technical assistance.
Formulate, recommend and develop appropriate policies and strategies in consultation with stakeholders on trade policy and promotion strategies and ensure Samoa ’s participation in regional and international trading arrangements.
Support services to facilitate the operation of the Ministry involves the securing of necessary financial and human resources, maintenance of an efficient and effective corporate framework and responsible use of available resources.