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Thursday 27 March 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government is investigating the cost of setting up two new Tonga Consular offices in Canberra and Wellington for possible inclusion in the new budget for 2008-09.
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Tuesday 12 February 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's continued support of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, is very much appreciated by the administration in Washington, the U.S. Ambassador to Tonga, Larry M. Dinger said in Nuku'alofa last week. By Pesi Fonua
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Friday 8 February 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The establishment of the post of Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs by Australia's new Labour government is to honour a commitment that was made by the Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd during the General Election late last year.
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Monday 4 February 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongans who lost their Tongan citizenship because they became citizens of other countries can now apply for readmission of their citizenship, and the stateless children of some Tongan mothers abroad will now have the opportunity to register as Tongan nationals.
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Monday 4 February 2008
Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The new Australian Government will make a decision this year on whether they can move toward introducing a new Labour Mobility Scheme to the Pacific.
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Friday 11 January 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Kingdom of Tonga and the Republic of Iceland formalized their diplomatic relations on December 14, 2007 in New York at the residence of the Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations, H.E. Mrs. H. W. Hannesson.
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Sunday 25 November 2007
Kampala, Uganda
India's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Mr. Kamalesh Sharma, has been selected the new Commonwealth Secretary-General slated to take over the reins of office on 1 April 2008.
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Saturday 24 November 2007
Kampala, Uganda
he Queen's speech at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Uganda, 23 November 2007.
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Thursday 22 November 2007
Kampala, Uganda
The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, CHOGM, will be officially opened by HM Queen Elizabeth II in Kampala, Uganda, on Friday. Tonga was represented at the Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers' Meeting by the Tongan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, HE Dr Ngongo Kioa.
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Sunday 27 May 2007
London, UK
Bilateral relations between the Governments of Tonga and India were strengthened in a meeting between the Hon. Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Government of Tonga, Hon. S. Tu'a Taumoepeau Tupou and the High Commissioner of the Government of India to London, His Excellency Mr. Kamalesh Sharma, at India House in London on Friday 25 May 2007. The meeting confirmed opportunities for further development cooperation between the two countries.
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Monday 30 April 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The People's Republic of China has agreed to assist in financing the reconstruction of Nuku'alofa, according to a Tonga government statement this afternoon.
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Saturday 28 April 2007
Beijing, China
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Tongan Prime Minister Dr Feleti Sevele held talks here on Thursday, pledging to strengthen cooperation in agriculture, fishing, tourism and human resources.
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Thursday 3 August 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first Chinese Cabinet Minister to visit Tonga was welcomed by the Tonga government with a reception and a dinner on August 2 at a new government venue to welcome foreign dignitaries, the 'Api Konisela, the former residence of the British High Commissioner in Nuku'alofa.
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Tuesday 1 August 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China, HE Mr Li Zhaoxing will arrive in Tonga tomorrow afternoon, August 2.
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Friday 26 May 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific Island Leaders Forum meeting is to be held in Nuku‘alofa on October 23-26.
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Tuesday 9 May 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The new German Ambassador to Tonga HE Mr Jorg Hans Zimmermann made his first official visit to the kingdom on May 1.
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Monday 3 April 2006

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It was the most emotional farewell that HE Mr Paul Nessling and his wife Kathryn had ever experienced during their 30-years in the British Foreign Service, when they left Tonga in the dead of the night, at 2 am on April 1 - having softly closed the doors on over a century of British representation in Tonga.
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Saturday 4 March 2006

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
"I am both delighted and sad to welcome you all to this final ceremony at the British High Commission before we formally close at the end of March," said HE Paul Nessling, the British High Commissioner to Tonga, on the lawn of the British Residence on the evening of 2 March, 2006. Prince Regent Crown Prince Tupouto'a attended the closure of the 105 year old British diplomatic mission. TheTonga Defence Services fired a three volley salute before the Union Jack was formally lowered to the sound of the lament. Photos by Pesi Fonua.
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Monday 21 November 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Dr Sione Ngongo Kioa has been appointed as Tonga's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom succeeding Mrs. Viela Tupou, the Tongan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, announced today.
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Saturday 11 June 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's leadership is committed to progress but Tonga faces hard choices for the future, and the real question is, "whether the People of Tonga will rise to the challenge and ride this wave of progress," said the British High Commissioner to Tonga, Mr Paul Nessling, on June 9.
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