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2023 FDC Pacific Lecture: Hon Fiamē Naomi Mataʻafa

The Prime Minister of Samoa, Hon Fiamē Naomi Mataʻafa, gave the inaugural FDC Pacific Lecture at Previous Parliament Home, Canberra.

The inaugural FDC Pacific Lecture was given by the Prime Minister of Samoa, Fiamē Naomi Mataʻafa at Previous Parliament Home, Canberra on Monday 20 March 2023.

The Hon Fiamē Naomi Mataʻafa is Samoa’s seventh prime minister and the primary girl to be elected to the function. She was additionally the nation’s first feminine cupboard minister and deputy prime minister. Because the chief of the Faʻatuatua i le Atua Samoa ua Tasi (FAST) get together, she grew to become prime minister after elections in 2021. Prime Minister Fiamē was first elected to parliament in 1985 and was appointed to her first cupboard ministry in 1991, occurring to serve in a variety of portfolios together with Training, Justice and Surroundings. From 2006 to 2012, she was the chair and pro-chancellor of the College of the South Pacific.

The FDC Pacific Lecture has been established with the assist of the Basis for Growth Cooperation, which has additionally established the FDC Pacific Fellowship along with the Lowy Institute.

The Prime Minister was launched by the Australian Minister for Worldwide Growth and the Pacific, Hon Pat Conroy MP. After her remarks, Prime Minister Fiamē spoke in dialog with the Lowy Institute’s Government Director, Dr Michael Fullilove AM.

The textual content of the 2023 FDC Pacific Lecture by Prime Minister Fiamē Naomi Mataʻafa is accessible right here.

Occasion images by Petri Kurkaa for the Lowy Institute.




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