23 Nov 2018

Samoa Tuila’epa reaches 20 years as Prime Minister

10:03 am on 23 November 2018

Samoa's Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi is today marking 20 years since he became the country's leader.

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He is the longest serving prime minister in the Pacific region.

In his weekly radio interview, Tuila'epa said doctors had reassured him he was in good health with a heart that beats like a jet engine.

He succeeded the former prime minister Tofilau Eti Alesana.

Tuila'epa has been an MP since 1980 after working as a public servant and a diplomat.