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Thursday 27 October 2022

Busan, South Korea
Foreign Minister, Hon. Fekitamoeloa 'Utoikamanu represented Tonga at the 5th Korea-Pacific Islands Foreign Ministers' Meeting held in Busan, South Korea on 26 October.
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Monday 17 October 2022
Penny Wong

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australia’s Foreign Minister, the Hon. Senator Penny Wong, addressed the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on 23 September 2022. She said: “Australians want to enhance our defence, maritime and economic cooperation with Pacific Island Countries. And we want to be the Pacific’s partner of choice for development and security. We are increasing our development assistance to the Pacific by over half a billion dollars....“And we want to bridge our cooperation across the Pacific and Southeast Asia, to address shared challenges, and to build the region we want.”
Tuesday 23 August 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga faces continual challenges and is extremely vulnerable to the existential threat of climate change and climate disasters, the Minister for Foreign Affairs told Commonwealth counterparts in Canada yesterday. “We must urgently invest in more disaster risk preparedness,” Hon. Fekita 'Utoikamanu told the CPA Small Branches Network.
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Thursday 18 August 2022
Hon Nanaia Mahuta

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon. Nanaia Mahuta this afternoon reaffirmed New Zealand as Tonga's long standing partner and promised to deliver a Pacific Resilience Climate Change speech updating their climate finance strategy tomorrow at Fangaloto. The New Zealand Foreign Minister told reporters that her lunch with the King Tupou VI at the Royal Palace in 'Eua today was very warm and very hospitable.
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Wednesday 17 August 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister, Hon. Nanaia Mahuta will arrive in Tonga, tomorrow 18 August, on her first official visit. She said she will provide an update on New Zealand's climate finance strategy in Nuku’alofa on Friday.
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Monday 20 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Altogether, 70 farm tractors have been handed over to the Tongan Government this year. The latest batch of 30 farm tractors is one of the concrete outcomes of the visit by the Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister, H.E. Wang from 31 May to 1 June. Besides, there are more outcomes of the visit, and also cooperation in many fields. We are confident that all these assistance items will be helpful for the Tongan Government and the Tongan people in your recovery efforts for the economic and social development, and especially for food security. - Remarks by Ambassador Cao Xiaolin at the Handover Ceremony of the Farm Tractors from China to Tonga.
Monday 13 June 2022
image of Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala and Crown Princess Sinaitakala with their children are expected to return to Tonga on this week's repatriation flight from Australia. The prince has completed his post-graduate studies in Canberra. They were received by Australia's Governor-General Hon. David Hurley and Mrs Hurley at Government House in Canberra at the weekend.
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Friday 3 June 2022
Penny Wong

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australia's new Foreign Minister Senator Hon. Penny Wong flew into Tonga today for a few hours of high level meetings. HM King Tupou VI welcomed the minister at the Royal Palace in Nuku’alofa, before the delegation went on to meet with Tonga government officials.
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Tuesday 31 May 2022
PMO China

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Several bilateral cooperation agreements between Tonga and the People's Republic of China were signed this afternoon by Prime Minister Hon. Hu'akavemeiliku and China's State Councilor and Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr Wang Yi.
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Monday 30 May 2022
Wang Yi

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
China and the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) have a long and time-honored history of friendship. Though far apart, China and PICs are closely connected by land and ocean, by similar cultures and mutual empathy, and by our businessmen and diplomatic envoys who have been traveling and exchanging products and ideas for centuries. From 1970s, China have established diplomatic relations with PICs on the basis of mutual respect and common development. - By H.E. Cao Xiaolin, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Kingdom of Tonga.
Friday 18 March 2022

London, United Kingdom
Heads of Diplomatic Missions from all Commonwealth countries, including Tonga, joined Royal guests and representatives at Westminster Abbey to celebrate the Commonwealth Family earlier this week. This year was the first time Tonga had two flag-bearers, Laumanu Mafi, a Chevening Scholar who carried the flag of the Kingdom of Tonga, and John Kautoke, a Law graduate in London who carried the flag of the Independent State of Samoa.
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Friday 25 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Poasi Tei and the Chinese Ambassador to Tonga HE Cao Xaolin signed handover certificates for the general contribution from the People’s Republic of China to Tonga at an official ceremony today at Vuna Wharf, Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 23 September 2021

Dubai, UAE
The Tongan Pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020, a multi-million dollar facility built with assistance from the government of UAE, was officially handed over to Tonga's Ambassador, ahead of the official opening of the world expo next week. The theme of the pavilion ‘One Planet for All’ aims to shed light on the dangers of plastic waste to the ocean, its inhabitants and the subsequent challenges faced by the Pacific people.
Thursday 26 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan Ambassador, HE Mr Viliami Va‘inga Tōnē fist-bumped Nicolás Maduro Moros, the controversial President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on Tuesday August 24 in the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela, after he presented his Letter of Credence.
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Thursday 13 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI accepted Letters of Credence from Japan’s new Ambassador to Tonga, HE Mr Munenaga Kensaku and the new resident British High Commissioner, Lucy Joyce at the Royal Palace on 12 May. This is the first Diplomatic Week held since January 2020, when COVID-19 impacted international travel restricting ambassadorial visits to Tonga.
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Monday 8 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has joined the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), becoming its 84th member at an official flag raising ceremony held at the AIIB headquarter in Beijing, China, on 5 February. The AIIB was established in 2016 with $100 billion capital. It was created with the purpose of serving as a regional financing tool for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative.
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Monday 16 November 2020

Sydney, Australia
New York Times reporting: Nanaia Mahuta entered New Zealand’s Parliament as the youngest Maori woman to ever gain a seat. More than two decades later, she has become the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, another trailblazing first. Labour’s newly elected majority is made up mostly of women...it is, by far, the most diverse Parliament the country has ever seen, reflecting New Zealand’s demographics and its place within the broader Pacific islands.
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Tuesday 31 March 2020

Washington DC, USA
A pandemic is enveloping the world, endangering the lives and livelihoods of millions of people. As US President Donald Trump desperately seeks to shift blame for his own ineptitude, China is laying the groundwork for global leadership in the post-COVID-19 era. Thanks to Trump, the US will almost certainly lose the great-power competition – and countless lives. By Vali Nasr
Monday 9 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
I write this article to commemorate the 21st anniversary of Tonga/China diplomatic relations and the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. This article will focus on socialism with Chinese characteristics as the key driver to the fast economic development of China. - Col. (Rtd) Siamelie Latu.
Friday 6 December 2019

Wellington, New Zealand
A Statement of Partnership between Tonga and New Zealand was signed today, 6 December, by Prime Minister Pohiva Tu‘i‘onetoa and New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters, in New Zealand’s capital Wellington.
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