The New Zealand prime minister Bill English is to be bestowed with a chiefly title on a visit to Samoa this week.
Mr English travels to Samoa on Wednesday for its 55th Independence Day celebrations.
It's Mr English's first trip as prime minister to Samoa.
Some of the discussion with his Samoan counterpart Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi will focus on the Pacific Islands Forum which Samoa will host in September.
He'll also visit New Zealand aid projects and on Friday attend the first Super Rugby game to be played in Samoa with the Blues taking on the Reds in Apia.
It's understood Fale'ula village is bestowing the title, part of a growing trend to honour eminent foreigners.
The French Polynesian president Edouard Fritch and All Blacks rugby coach Steve Hansen are among recent title recipients.
New Zealand's former prime minister John Key holds the title of To'osavili in Poutasi which was devastated by the 2009 tsunami.