Royal Australian Navy Extends Invitation to Samoa Police, Prisons & Corrections Services for Tour of Vessel Ahead of CHOGM

Apia, Samoa – April 11, 2024 – The Australian Navy has extended a gracious invitation to selected members of the Samoa Police, Prisons & Corrections Services (SPPCS) for an exclusive tour of one of their vessels. This visit comes in preparation for the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), scheduled to be held in October this year. The tour aims to foster cooperation and strengthen ties between Samoa and Australia in maritime security efforts during the CHOGM event.
The invitation signifies the commitment of the Australian Navy to support Samoa in ensuring the safety and security of the CHOGM proceedings. As part of this partnership, selected members of the SPPCS will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the capabilities and operations of the Australian Navy vessel, equipping them with valuable insights and knowledge for collaborative efforts during the CHOGM event.
In a demonstration of camaraderie and teamwork, earlier today, the SPPCS hosted a lively and engaging sport session/workout with the crew of the Royal Australian Navy. This event provided an excellent opportunity for members of both organizations to bond over shared activities, further strengthening the spirit of collaboration and friendship between Samoa and Australia.
The fun-filled event saw enthusiastic participation from Samoa Police recruits, who joined in the activities with zeal and energy. Such interactions not only enhance mutual understanding but also pave the way for effective coordination and cooperation in addressing common challenges, including maritime security and law enforcement.
The Australian Navy’s gesture of hosting the SPPCS members for a vessel tour and the spirited engagement during the sport session exemplify the strong partnership and shared commitment between Samoa and Australia towards ensuring peace, stability, and prosperity in the region.