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American Samoa joins Poly Leaders Group, MOU signed

APIA —It took only 90 minutes for eight Polynesian leaders and their representatives Thursday to unanimously agree to establish the Polynesian Leaders Group (PLG).The meeting - which convened at the Samoa Conference Center - was all but wrapped by noon.After lunch, the leaders returned to endorse the outcome statement and to sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) - to officially establish the new body.Addressing the media, PLG chairman Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said;\There was a historical meeting [Thursday] where leaders of the Polynesian countries came together and agreed to execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which formally establishes the Polynesian Leaders sub-regional group.\And in doing so, the meeting confirmed... the critical importance of Polynesian countries working together through this group to seek a future for our Polynesian people and countries where cultures, traditions and values are honored and protected.\Where sustainable economic prosperity is achieved