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Saturday 4 May 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Visiting Tonga today, the State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, Mr. Tsuge Yoshifumi, leading a special envoy of Japan's Prime Minister, met Hon. Hu'akavameiliku at the Prime Minister's Office in Nuku'alofa, this morning, 4 May.
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Friday 22 March 2024

London, UK
The Commonwealth Secretary-General, the Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland KC, will spend Easter Sunday in Tonga on her first official visit to Tonga from 30 March to 3 April.
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Friday 15 March 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two Honorary Consuls to the Kingdom of Tonga were appointed by the Prime Minister Hon. Hu'akavameiliku, today, 15 March, at Nuku'alofa. Mr. Tapu Panuve was appointed as the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Korea, and Ms. Tania Laumanulupe Tupou as the Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, to the Kingdom of Tonga.
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Monday 4 March 2024
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New York, USA
The Government of Tonga formally established diplomatic relations with the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, with the signing of a joint communiqué by the Permanent Representative of Tonga to the United Nations, Viliami Va’inga Tone and Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations, Lok Bahadur Thapa in a brief ceremony held on 1 March, 2024, at the Permanent Mission of Nepal, in New York.
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Wednesday 7 February 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga and New Zealand reinforced bilateral relations and their trusted friendship, while noting areas and plans of action both countries are cooperating on, in a bilateral meeting today, with the Acting Prime Hon. Minister Samiu Vaipulu and New Zealand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Rt. Hon. Winston Peters, who arrived in Tonga last night, 6 February.
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Tuesday 6 February 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Rt. Hon. Winston Peters, is making an official visit to Tonga, arriving tonight, at Fua'amotu International Airport.
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Tuesday 19 December 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ambassador-designate of Japan to Tonga, HE Mr. Hisao Inagaki arrived in Nuku’alofa on Friday, 15 December 2023. Mr. Inagaki will be the sixth resident Ambassador of Japan to Tonga.
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Friday 17 November 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The USS Pearl Harbor hosted a tour for Tonga's press yesterday 16 November, providing an in depth look into the 25-year-old Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship of the United States Navy, berthed in Nuku'alofa - the final stop of its Pacific tour before it returns to Hawaii.
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Thursday 9 November 2023
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London, UK
The United Kingdom Minister of State for Indo-Pacific, Rt. Hon.Anne-Marie Trevelyan will pay a high-level visit to Tonga, on 14 November, being her first official visit since the UK High Commission in Tonga re-opened in 2020.
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Friday 3 November 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Kingdom of Tonga and the People's Republic of China celebrated their 25th Anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations, last night, 2 November, at a dinner reception hosted by the Chinese Embassy in Nuku’alofa.
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Wednesday 1 November 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister said, “We are not trying to impress anyone. This was a sovereign decision made by the Government of Tonga...,” when he was asked why Tonga had opposed the UN General Assembly resolution that called for an “immediate, durable and sustained humanitarian truce” between Israeli forces and Hamas in Gaza. Tonga was one of only 14 countries, including the US and Israel, to reject the resolution, which urged the cessation of hostilities.
Monday 16 October 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thirty Tongan nationals have been safely evacuated from Israel, including some from New Zealand, Australia, and Fiji, on a 61 passengers-flight to London, chartered by the Tonga Government at the weekend.
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Tuesday 3 October 2023

Washington DC, USA
Prime Minister Hon. Hu’akavameiliku held a bilateral meeting with the Executive Director of the World Bank, Group of Southeast Asia, Dr. Wempi Saputra, on 26 September, at Washington D.C., where they discussed upon areas that could better assist Tonga in line with the goals of the World Bank, of ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity, focusing on sustainability, resilience, and inclusiveness.
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Friday 29 September 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga and other small island developing states require greater access to concessional finance to support our development endeavours and to strengthen our resilience against external shocks, the Prime Minister Hon. Hu‘akavameiliku told the United Nations.
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Thursday 7 September 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Senior Pastor from the Good News Gangnam Church in South Korea, Rev. Dr Ock Soo Park, paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister Hon Hu’akavameiliku, on 5 September, at St George Building, Nuku’alofa.
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Thursday 7 September 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister Hon Hu'akavameiliku received a courtesy call from the Saudi Minister of Tourism and Chairman of the Saudi Fund for Development HE Mr. Ahmed Al Khateeb, with delegation, on Friday 1 September, at the St. George Government building, Nuku’alofa.
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Thursday 31 August 2023
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Nassau, the Bahamas
Gender equality remains far from being a reality. “This is not just a concern for people who advocate for women’s rights; it impacts everyone, shaping the world we all share,” the Commonwealth Secretary-General, the Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland KC, told Commonwealth women leaders gathering in the Bahamas last week for the Commonwealth 13th Women’s Affairs Ministerial Meeting.
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Wednesday 19 July 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New school bags for 2,500 students in Tongan primary schools were distributed today, 19 July. A further 5,000 bags will be distributed at a later day, from a gift made by a friendship association in Guangdong, China.
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Friday 30 June 2023
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prime Minister Hon Hu’akavameiliku received a courtesy visit from Dr. Bruno Oberle the Director General  of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), on 29 June at Nuku’alofa, Tonga.
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Monday 19 June 2023

Bangkok, Thailand
Princess Angelika Lātūfuipeka Halaevalu Mata’aho Tuku’aho presented her credentials to the King of Thailand on Friday, 16 June, becoming Tonga’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Thailand.
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