The second round of the American Samoa and Samoa talks will take place in Apia.
American Samoa's delegation, led by Governor Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga has arrived for the bi-annual "Atoa o Samoa" executive meeting
Governor Mauga said although they are two separate countries with very different governments, they have a common goal and most importantly, a duty to their Samoan people.
Issues on the agenda in Apia will follow up on matters discussed in the July meeting in Pago Pago, including health, economy, education and immigration.
The talks in Apia are set down for two-days.
Governor Mauga said it is our hope that the result of these talks lays the foundation for the work ahead, and to move both counties forward.
As said before, although we are two separate countries with very different governments, we have a common goal and most importantly, a duty to our Samoan people," he said.
The territory's delegation is today scheduled to meet with their respective counterparts as planned by the Minister of Foreign Affairs
and Trade, followed by site visits to form the basis of agencies reporting to the Atoa o Samoa Executive meeting.
The official two-day meeting opens tomorrow by co-chairs Governor Mauga and Samoa Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mataafa.