'Change of attitude' at climate summit, says Samoan PM

Radio Australia:

Friday, 03 October 2014

In contrast to the Niue Premier's pessimism over the climate summit, Samoa's Prime Minister has a very different tune.

Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi says he sensed a change of attitude among world leaders about the urgency of acting on climate change.

While in New York, he says he also had the opportunity to congratulate Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama on staging democratic elections.

The Samoan leader has a vocal critic of Fiji in the past but he says Suva will now be welcomed back into the Pacific Islands Forum.

He spoke to Joanna McCarthy, who asked him whether he was disappointed by the lack of progress at the climate summit in New York.

Presenter: Joanna McCarthy

Speaker: Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, Prime Minister, Samoa 

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