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Wednesday 5 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s repayment of its $119 million pa'anga loan from the EXIM Bank of China for the reconstruction of the Nuku‘alofa Central Business District has been deferred for another five years.
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Monday 26 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 85th Birthday of Emperor Akihito, the Emperor of Japan was celebrated in Nuku’alofa on Thursday evening, 22 November, with a reception hosted by the Japanese Ambassador to Tonga. He said the Emperor would abdicate next year after 30 years on the Chrysanthemum Throne.
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Friday 23 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga was “delighted to join the Belt and Road cooperation,” the Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva told President Xi Jinping of China when they met in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on November 16, during the 2018 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) annual meeting, according to the PRC Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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Thursday 22 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Indonesia’s relationship with Pacific Island States is important, said Indonesian officials, who commented on their commitment to developing Papua and who see Indonesia as a member of the Pacific community. By Finau Fonua
Tuesday 20 November 2018

Tonga is interested in upgrading its diplomatic presence in the Arabian Peninsula by establishing an embassy at Dubai, the United Arab Emirate, HE Saleh Ahmed Alsuwaidi the UAE ambassador to Tonga told a Press Conference at the Tanoa Hotel, Nuku’alofa on Thursday, 15 November.
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Thursday 8 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four ambassadors to Tonga presented their credentials to HM King Tupou VI today, 8 November, in a formal ceremony at the Royal Palace in Nuku'alofa during Diplomatic Week, marking the beginning of the ambassadorships.
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Tuesday 6 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ambassadors to Tonga are presenting their credentials to HM King Tupou VI at the Royal Palace in Nuku'alofa this week during Diplomatic Week, 5-9 November.
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Tuesday 6 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI and Chinese President Xi Jinping have exchanged congratulatory messages on November 2 to mark two decades of diplomatic ties between their countries. The 20th anniversary of China and Tonga’s diplomatic ties was also celebrated on the same day at the Chinese Embassy in Nuku‘alofa.
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Tuesday 9 October 2018

Dubai, UAE
King Tupou VI has visited the site of EXPO 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where Tonga will have its own pavilion in the “Opportunities Sector”.
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Friday 28 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 69th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China was celebrated last night, 27 September at the Chinese Embassy, and attended by HRH Princess Pilolevu, government officials, diplomats, and Chinese nationals. Photos by Linny Folau
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Thursday 27 September 2018

New York, USA
King Tupou VI told the United Nations yesterday that Tonga strongly believes it can achieve 50 percent renewable energy by its 2020 target. In his speech addressing the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the King also warned that climate change continues to pose significant security threats to island states.
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Tuesday 4 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga and China’s relationship appears to be on a high, according to speakers at a 'Welcome-back Reception' for 64 delegates from the Ministries of Education and Tonga Assets Management Association Ltd, who recently attended seminars in China with their Chinese counterparts.
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Friday 29 June 2018

London, United Kingdom
HE Hon. Titilupe Fanetupouvava’u Tu’ivakano has been appointed as Tonga’s new High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
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Thursday 28 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Japan donated a Toyota Hiace Van to Tonga’s Ministry of Finance and National Planning yesterday Wednesday 27 June.
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Friday 22 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will provide grant aid of more than $56 million pa’anga to fund the implementation of disaster early warning systems and disaster communications infrastructure in Tonga.
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Thursday 3 May 2018
The media worldwide today, 3 May celebrates the 25th World Press Freedom Day, under the theme ‘Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law’. The 2018 World Press Freedom Index for 180 countries ranks New Zealand at No. 8, Australia 19, Samoa 22, Tonga 51, Papua New Guinea 53 and Fiji 57.
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Friday 27 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
By May 24, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) could become the 73rd country whose citizens may enter Tonga without a pre-entry visa - or may be not. The UAE government is telling its citizens the visa waiver will start on May 24, based on an MOU signed with a representative of Tonga's King Tupou VI on April 23. However, it is not yet clear whether or not the Tonga Government has approved it.
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Wednesday 25 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Passport holders of the United Arab Emirates can enter and stay in the Kingdom of Tonga for 60 days without a pre-entry visa, starting from May 24, according to reports from Abu Dhabi this week.
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Tuesday 24 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Britain will reestablish its diplomatic mission in Tonga during the coming years, Lopeti Senituli an adviser to Tonga’s Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva confirmed this morning, 24 April.
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Saturday 31 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Republic of Fiji has made a generous donation of $50,000 FJD ($53,000 Pa’anga) to assist Tonga in its post-cyclone recovery.
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