Independent State of Samoa
Samoa is a sovereign State of Oceania. The country won its independence from New Zealand in 1962, becoming the first country in the Pacific to obtain its political emancipation. Since its independence, Samoa has shown political stability, with the strengthening of constitutional principles and the promotion of regular elections. Samoa is an active member of the United Nations, the Commonwealth, the Pacific Islands Forum and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
Brazil keeps diplomatic relations with Samoa since February 1st of 2005. Decree no. 7.201, of June 2, 2010, created the Brazilian Embassy in Apia, Independent State of Samoa, with cumulative jurisdiction with the Wellington Embassy. In June 2012, Prime-Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi was the first Head of Government from Samoa to visit Brazil, when he headed the country’s delegation to the Rio+20 Conference, in Rio de Janeiro.