Airline links, aquaculture and climate change are some of the topics which Lt. Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga and the governor’s executive assistant Iulogologo Joseph Pereira are discussing in meetings this week in French Polynesia.
The two are attending the meeting of the Polynesian Leaders Group, (PLG) at which the South Pacific Regional Environment Program, the premier organization in the Pacific, will address the effects of climate change in the region.
Iulogologo says the meetings in Tahiti are focused on Connecting Polynesia for Economic Development and Climate Change with a focus on protecting the Pacific Ocean from the effects of climate change.
The nine island countries and territories attending the PLG are Samoa and American Samoa. Tokelau, French Polynesia, Cook islands, Niue, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Wallis and Futuna.
Representatives from New Zealand and France are also attending.
Other interests for American Samoa while in Tahiti are plans by Air Tahiti Nui to link up the Samoas, New Zealand and the United States.
Iulogologo said Governor Lolo in his meeting in Samoa with President Edouard Fritch during Samoa’s independence celebrations early this month expressed American Samoa’s interest for Air Tahiti Nui to serve the territory.