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

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Hon Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi

Hon Prime Minister
Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Neioti Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi


Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer
Peseta Noumea Simi

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.

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Trade Division

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.

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Corporate Services

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.

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