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Friday 18 November 2022

Abu Dhabi, UAE
King Tupou VI in Abu Dhabi this week, visited the Imperial College London Diabetics Centre, to ascertain the potential of a partnership in addressing Non-Communicable Diseases in particular diabetes and related illnesses. The King shared his hope that his people could one day access such services in Tonga.
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Monday 14 November 2022

Abu Dhabi, UAE
During his visit to the United Arab Emirates, King Tupou VI held an audience with the Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Tonga in Cyprus, Mr Joseph Borghese. The Palace Office said they discussed potential investments and further cooperation.
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Wednesday 9 November 2022
Tupou VI

Sharm El-Sheikh, Eqypt
Climate change is the single greatest threat that will determine the future of Small Island Developing States like the Kingdom of Tonga, said King Tupou VI at COP27 this week. “We no longer have the luxury of time,” and our task is to agree to ambitious goals and act together before the impacts become irreversible for us all.
Monday 31 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI is expected to deliver Tonga’s Statement at the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 27) to the UNFCCC in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt in November.
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Monday 12 September 2022
Tupou VI

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI will attend the State Funeral for Queen Elizabeth II to be held in London, United Kingdom, on Monday, 19 September.
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Thursday 7 July 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s new Police Commissioner, Shane McLennan, presented his credentials to King Tupou VI at the Royal Palace, in Nuku’alofa on 30 June.
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Tuesday 5 July 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI celebrated his official birthday on Monday, 4 July, in private with members of the Royal Family, at the Villa Royal Residence. The King who was born on 12 July 1959 is 63-years-old this year.
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Saturday 11 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u are leading a ‘Paletu’a Project’ to build a new neighbourhood near Matatoa for the resettlement of hundreds of Kanokupolu people whose homes were destroyed by the Hunga tsunamis in January. Newly released plans estimate the development will about $24 million pa'anga, to be raised from various sources, including donor funding. While Mango islanders' will be resettled to Ta'anga in 'Eua.
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Friday 3 June 2022
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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

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI welcomed China's State Councilor and Foreign Minister HE Mr Wang Yi and delegation this afternoon at the Royal Palace in Nuku’alofa. The Minister had a 45 minute audience with the king, and posed for photos in the grounds, while having a friendly conversation.
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Friday 27 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siosiua ‘Utoikamanu and Dr 'Ana Taufe’ulungaki have been appointed as new members of His Majesty’s Privy Council.
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Tuesday 25 January 2022
TVI

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“The people that can withstand difficulties are those that stand together,” King Tupou VI said in an address to the nation that was recorded over the telephone from hi residence in ‘Eua and broadcasted on local radio at around 6:00pm, Thursday January 20.
Monday 3 January 2022

Tokomololo, Tonga
King Tupou VI, Queen Nanasipau'u and members of the Royal Family attended the traditional funeral with military honours for the Rt. Hon. Col., Lord Ma‘afu Tukui'aulahi this morning, at the Huelo ‘o Hangai Tomb, Tokomololo in Tongatapu. Hundreds of people attended the burial ceremony and outdoor service. Photos by Pesi Fonua, Eleanor Gee and Peter Poulsen.
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Tuesday 28 December 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI this morning, 28 Dec., presented Tonga’s newly elected Prime Minister, Hon. Siaosi ‘Ofakivahafolau Sovaleni (51) with a Royal Warrant of Appointment at the Royal Palace in Nuku'alofa. He will hold the office of Prime Minister from 27 Dec. 2021 for four years. Meanwhile, the King has approved a new 12-member Cabinet and two Governors for Vava'u and Ha'apai, and the Warrants of Appointment were read and returned to the Legislative Assembly this afternoon. The names of the new government ministers are expected to be announced by the new Prime Minister soon.
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Friday 24 December 2021
FWC kolomotua

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau'u will attend the annual Christmas service of the Free Wesleyan Church at the Centennial Church (Saione), tomorrow, December 25.
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Saturday 9 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
While candidates are campaigning for the November General Election, it is worth considering that to date, only three of the 22 legislations that were passed by the House during its 2021 session, have been enacted and assented by the King. Those three legislations included the appropriation acts, which are essential to keep government services running. The rest of the legislation, it has been pointed out, requires further work. By Pesi Fonua.
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Wednesday 6 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI today in Tonga's first National Symposium on Illicit Drugs said the problem of illicit drugs is a national issue that requires an urgent integrated national response. Educating everyone on the effects of illicit drugs was a priority. "Our government must allocate and prioritize finances towards this important endeavour as a matter of urgency," the king said.
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Wednesday 29 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ambassador of the European Union for the Pacific, HE Sujiro Seam presented his letters of credence to His Majesty King Tupou VI in a virtual ceremony yesterday, 28 September 2021. He noted the EU's long-standing cooperation in the energy sector and common priorities on climate change, sustainable development and oceans.
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Monday 27 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Chinese President Xi Jinping had a phone conversation with King Tupou VI of Tonga last week on 24 September. “Tonga will continue to firmly support China on issues concerning its core interests,” stated a report posted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China.
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Thursday 16 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
On the closing of the 2021 parliamentary session today, King Tupou VI stated that it was important for the House to make sure that the government of the day used taxpayers' money wisely. In a speech read by Lord Ve'ehala, the King said that in this election year Tonga faces many challenges, including illicit drugs, the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change. He wished Tongans: “All the best for sensible voting in the coming November election.” From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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