Samoan Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa. Photo: AAP Image via AP Samoan Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa. Photo: AAP Image via AP
Samoan Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa. Photo: AAP Image via AP

Samoa’s new PM Mataafa confirms cancellation of US$100 million China-funded port

  • The island nation’s first female leader said Beijing’s interest in the Pacific had grown as Washington effectively ‘moved out’ of the region
  • China’s proposed construction of a wharf in Vaiusu Bay had played a part in the April 9 disputed election

Topic |   Pacific nations
Samoan Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa. Photo: AAP Image via AP Samoan Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa. Photo: AAP Image via AP
Samoan Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa. Photo: AAP Image via AP
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