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For Immediate Release

President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to Apia, Samoa to Attend the 50th Anniversary of Independence

President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Apia, Samoa to attend the 50th Anniversary of Independence, on June 1, 2012.

The Honorable David Huebner, U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand and the Independent State of Samoa, will lead the delegation.

Members of the Presidential Delegation:

The Honorable Eni F.H. Faleomavaega, U.S. House of Representatives, The territory of American Samoa; and former Chairman and current Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific

Mr. James L. Loi, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Admiral Cecil D. Haney, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, U.S. Navy