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The Samoa Government has donated $50,000 pa’anga in humanitarian relief to help Tonga’s rehabilitation effort in Ha‘apai after Cyclone Ian.
Friday 27 June 2014
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The Consulate General of the Kingdom of Tonga in has moved from the City of San Francisco to Burlingame in the Bay area, providing consular services to many of the 57,183 Tongans living in the United States.
Saturday 21 June 2014 - 1 comment
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Visiting Tonga, New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key this morning pledged around $2 million assistance to upgrade Tonga’s Teufaiva Stadium for the 2019 Pacific Games. New Zealand has also committed another $5 million towards the reconstruction of schools in Ha’apai that were destroyed by Tropical Cyclone Ian.
Wednesday 4 June 2014 - 1 comment
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Tonga’s Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano arrived in Singapore yesterday to renew relations with the Government of Singapore. His visit will end on Thursday, 1 May.
Monday 28 April 2014
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A Chinese State leader, Mr Wang Jiarui and a delegation arrived in Tonga this morning, 27 March on a two-days goodwill visit.
Thursday 27 March 2014
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A Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Finland was opened by Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala at the Loumaile Building, Nuku’alofa this morning, 5 March.
Wednesday 5 March 2014
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The Government of Japan provided a grant assistance of around $3.7 million (TOP) or $200 million (JPY) to assist Tonga meet its social and economic needs by providing products manufactured by Japanese small and medium-sized enterprises.
Wednesday 26 February 2014
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Tonga is seeking an estimated $56 million for reconstructing homes in Ha‘apai after Cyclone Ian, Tonga’s Deputy Prime Minister Samiu Vaipulu said on Friday at a press conference, held jointly with the visiting New Zealand Foreign Minister. Hon. Murray McCully said there was an enormous challenge ahead for Tonga’s government and the figures given by the Deputy Prime Minister were “frightening”.
Monday 3 February 2014 - 1 comment
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Tonga is China’s close friend and trustworthy partner in the Pacific islands region, the Chinese Ambassador to Tonga HE Mr Huang Huaguang said on January 28, and announced the Chinese government’s cash offer of $600,000 (USD) to assist relief efforts in Ha’apai.
Wednesday 29 January 2014 - 1 comment
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Tonga is reported to have officially recognized the independence of Kosovo, according to a post made by Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi on a Facebook social media page this month. However, there has been no official statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Nuku’alofa.
Tuesday 21 January 2014
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The new Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Tonga HE Mr Huang Huaguang, presented his credentials to HM King Tupou VI last week.
Tuesday 24 December 2013
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HE Mr. Huang Huaguang (57) is the new Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Tonga and presented his Letter of Credentials to HM King Tupou VI at the Royal Palace in Nuku‘alofa on 17 December.
Tuesday 17 December 2013
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Tonga’s Prime Minister Lord Tu‘ivakano is attending the 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Summit held this week, from 15-17 November in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Thursday 14 November 2013
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China has given Tonga a grant worth an estimated $15 million pa’anga in Guangzhou last week as Tonga’s Prime Minister acknowledged the Chinese Government’s response to extend the repayment of Tonga’s multi-million loan.
Monday 11 November 2013 - 1 comment
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Tonga and China will celebrate the 15th anniversary of their diplomatic relations on November 2, while looking forward to continuing development assistance along with opportunities for Chinese enterprises to invest in Tonga. China has also expressed an interest in closer coordination and cooperation with Tonga in international and regional affairs, according to a statement from the Chinese Ambassador to Tonga, HE Mr Wang Donghua.
Thursday 31 October 2013
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Tonga’s Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano will attend the Second PALM Ministerial Meeting in Tokyo on October 26-27, four-days after returning to Tonga following an extended visit to undergo medical treatment overseas.
Tuesday 22 October 2013
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The 15 year diplomatic relationship between the People’s Republic of China and Tonga had resulted in fruitful cooperation and development, which included the gift of an MA60 aircraft to Tonga, the Chinese Ambassador to Tonga HE Mr Wang Donghua said last night, September 26.
Friday 27 September 2013 - 1 comment
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The Premier of the People’s Republic of China, Li Keqiang pledged that China would advance the development of relations between China and Tonga, when he met the Tongan Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano at the Great Hall of the People in downtown Beijing yesterday, 22 July. Lord Tu’ivakano told the premier that Tonga attached great importance to developing relations with China.
Tuesday 23 July 2013
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China is on track to achieve its Millennium Development Goals by 2015, and to establish a moderately prosperous society by 2020, Shi Guohui, the Vice-Governor of Binxian County, in central China told a Pacific Islands delegation on May 10. By Pesi Fonua.
Wednesday 22 May 2013
China’s first Film Festival in Tongatapu this week marks the 15th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Tonga and China. The festival opened on April 5 with a special screening of a Chinese Film, attended by Queen Nanasipau’u at the Fa’onelua Convention Centre.
Tuesday 9 April 2013
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