Posted at 05:52 on 17 October, 2007 UTC
It has been confirmed that Samoa and Cuba have established diplomatic ties.
This follows reports from Havana which said Samoa had become the 186th nation to have diplomatic relations with Cuba.
The relationship was formally established last week in New York according to the acting chief executive officer for Samoan foreign ministry, Petina Sila.
Samoa was represented at the recent UN General Assembly by the Prime Minister, Tuila’epa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, and some senior government officials.http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=35816