Visiting Tonga last week, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet Admiral Samuel Paparo, was welcomed in Nuku‘alofa, by His Majesty’s Armed Forces and Deputy Chief of Defence Staff, Captain Sione Ulakai. The visit by the high-ranking U.S. military delegation, aimed to strengthen the U.S.-Tonga partnership to work on shared challenges and objectives in the region.
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Wednesday 21 September 2022
Thursday 5 May 2022
After the challenges we have experienced to connectivity as a result of COVID-19, I am delighted the physical links between Australia and Tonga are building back. We are looking forward to greater flight connectivity between Tonga and Australia beginning this June, and I thank the Government of Tonga for taking the initiative to increase the frequency of passenger flights between our countries. While our physical links were temporarily less frequent, the link of friendship has always been strong. As members of the Pacific family, Australia and Tonga share a close relationship, built over more than fifty years of diplomatic relations. - Rachael Moore, Australian High Commissioner to Tonga
Wednesday 28 July 2021
A US$2 million grant assistance to provide disaster management equipment to Tonga from the Government of Japan was committed today in Nuku'alofa.
Monday 24 August 2015
Tsunamis pose a danger to Tonga's coastal communities and early warning of a severe tsunami event and appropriate response by the public, will be critical to saving lives. A one-week training workshop for first responders started on Monday, 24 August aims to improve the early warning system, procedures and response in Tonga.