1 Jun 2005

Samoa appoints new ambassadors to Wellington and Brussels

7:34 pm on 1 June 2005

The Samoan government has appointed a former police commissioner as the country's next ambassador to New Zealand.

Asi Blakelock will replace Feesago Siaosi Fepuleai.

The government has chosen a trade consultant within the foreign ministry, Tuala Falani Chun Tang, as Samoa's Belgium-based ambassador to Europe.

It has also announced a new chairman of the Public Service Commission.

He is a former diplomat, Feesago George Fepuleai.