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Friday 25 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Japan’s current grant aid to Tonga, including a $66 million upgrade to the Faua Wharf, medical equipment for health services, and around $3.6 million for a program that will help build up sports, reflects close cooperation and a warm friendship, the Japanese Ambassador to Tonga told guests at a reception last night to celebrate the 83rd birthday of the Emperor of Japan Akihito.
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Monday 24 October 2016

Canberra, Australia
Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Tuku’aho, Tonga’s High Commissioner to Australia signed a Book of Condolences at the Royal Thai Embassy in Canberra on 18 October, for the passing away of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej of the Kingdom of Thailand.
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Tuesday 11 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two days of commemoration were held in Nuku’alofa on the 9-10 October to mark the 140th anniversary of the Treaty of Friendship between the Kingdom of Tonga and the Federal Republic of Germany.
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Wednesday 5 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An Indonesian diplomat said that Indonesia is “shocked” at six Pacific Islands governments, including Tonga, for accusing Indonesia of human rights violations in West Papua. Nara Masista Rakhmatia during a speech at the 1st Session of the General Assembly of the UN in New York on 24 September 2016 also accused PM Pohiva and other Pacific leaders of using the General Assembly to advance their domestic agendas and to divert attention from political and social problems at home.
Friday 30 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Chinese company Zhuhai Singyes that is investing more than $10 million pa’anga to build a 2 Mega Watts solar farm in Tonga will sell its energy to Tonga Power Ltd. at a negotiated price, the Chinese Ambassador to Tonga, HE Mr Huang Huaguang said at a reception at the Kahana Resort on Wednesday 28 September. It is one of two large undertakings by Chinese companies investing in Tonga.
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Monday 26 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Speaker of Parliament Lord Tu’ivakano spoke at the commemoration of the International Day of Peace 2016 and met with the Vice-President of the People’s Republic of China HE Mr Li Yuanchao last week in Yinchuan, Ningxia.
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Friday 23 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Federal Republic of Germany and the Kingdom of Tonga will mark the 140th anniversary of their diplomatic relationship in October, the new German Ambassador to Tonga HE Gerhard Thiedemann said on 21 September during his first visit to Tonga.
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Thursday 1 September 2016

New York, USA
Tonga and Poland have established diplomatic relations in a Joint Communique was signed on 31 August in New York.
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Thursday 9 June 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ciitizens from Tonga and China are to be exempted from visa requirements for entry into, from or transit through the territories of the other for short stays, under an agreement that was signed today, and to be implemented soon.
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Friday 8 April 2016

London, United Kingdom
Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland QC is the new Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations, the first woman to hold the position starting on 4 April in London.
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Friday 12 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mr Andrew Ford has been appointed the new Australian High Commissioner Designate for Tonga and is looking to continue to build on Tonga and Australia’s longstanding cooperative relationship.
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Thursday 28 January 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australia as a development partner, would continue to support the directions Tonga sets to achieve sustainable inclusive growth, said HE Mr Brett Aldam during Australia Day celebrations marked on 26 January, in Nuku’alofa.
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Friday 11 December 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 82nd birthday of the Emperor of Japan Akihito was celebrated in Tonga with a reception hosted by the Japanese Ambassador, HE Mr Yukio Numata on 10 December at his residence in ‘Anana.
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Friday 27 November 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Former Prime Minister Lord Sevele will lead a Commonwealth Observers Group to the Seychelles Presidential Election that will be held on December 3-5.
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Tuesday 24 November 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan citizens will now benefit with a short-stay visa free travel to European Countries (EU) after a Schengen Visa Waiver Agreement was signed on 20 November in Brussels.
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Tuesday 3 November 2015
Washington DC, USA
On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States of America, I send my sincerest congratulations to the Kingdom of Tonga on your National Day on November 4th.
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Friday 23 October 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga, for the first time, planned to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations (UN) and the 16th anniversary for Tonga’s membership of the United Nations, which it joined in 1999, with an event at the Fa’onelua Convention Centre today. Officially, UN day is 24 October.
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Wednesday 30 September 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 66th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China PRC was celebrated yesterday evening, 29 September at the Kahana Resort in Nuku’alofa, attended by Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala and Crown Princess Sinaitakala.
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Wednesday 1 July 2015
Wellington, New Zealand
The British High Commissioner to Tonga, HE Mr Roderick Drummond, and Lord Simon Glenarthur of Carlung will represent the United Kingdom at the Coronation of Tupou VI on July 4.
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Tuesday 30 June 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thirty vehicles from the Chinese Government were handed over to Tonga for the Coronation celebration of HM King Tupou VI on 27 June.
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