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Saturday 18 January 2020

Nukuk'alofa, Tonga
As a permanent member of the UN security council, “China speaks for Tonga and other developing countries with a view to safeguarding our common interests,” HE Cao Xiaolin, the new Chinese Ambassador to Tonga, said in his speech at a reception to mark the Spring Festival, at the Chinese Embassy in Nuku'alofa on 16 January.
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Tuesday 14 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga yesterday paid the United Nations a minimum call of USD$16,444.00 on arrears, after losing its right to vote in the United Nations on 7 January because of accumulated unpaid dues. However, annual dues to the United Nations fall due on 1 February every year, and Tonga is at least two years behind in its payments.
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Sunday 12 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has lost its voting right in the United Nations General Assembly, one of seven countries that are too far behind in paying dues, a UN spokesman announced on Friday.
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Wednesday 11 December 2019

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Tonga’s Permanent Representative to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi, Hon. ‘Akau’ola has presented his credentials to IRENA Director General, Francesco La Camera, ahead of the upcoming IRENA General Assembly in January 2020 and the World Future Energy Summit.
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Tuesday 10 December 2019

Canberra, Australia
Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Tuku‘aho attended the Nairobi Summit ICPD25 as the first Pacific Patron for the United Nations Population Fund in November.
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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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Tuesday 26 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mrs ‘Amelia Fakahikuo’uiha Liliui’okalani Fonua-Helu has been appointed as the new Honorary Consul of the Republic of Finland to the Kingdom of Tonga.
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Sunday 17 November 2019

Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tonga's first Ambassador to United Arab Emirates, HE 'Akau'ola presented his Credentials at the presidential Qasr Al Watan Palace in Abu Dhabi, on 12 November, 2019.
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Thursday 14 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Finetu’ui Ma’ake Moala was appointed as the new Honorary French Consul to Tonga, on November 8 in Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 8 November 2019

London, United Kingdom
Commonwealth law ministers have unanimously resolved to remove barriers to access to justice in their respective countries, and to deliver Sustainable Development Goal 16 on peace, justice and strong institutions by 2030.
Wednesday 2 October 2019

Abu Dhabi, UAE
HM King Tupou VI visited the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, after opening Tonga’s new embassy on September 30. He also met Crown Prince, Sheikh Mohamed vin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
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Tuesday 1 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI yesterday, 30 September 2019 opened Tonga’s new embassy in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Tonga's first embassy in the Middle East.
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Friday 27 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China was celebrated in Tonga on Wednesday evening, 25 September at the Chinese Embassy, Fasi-mo e-Afi, Nuku’alofa, with a reaffirmation of the diplomatic relationship between the two countries.
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Saturday 27 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HRH Princess Angelika Lātūfuipeka Tuku’aho, Tonga's Tonga’s High Commissioner to Canberra, visited the Philippines last week to present her Letters of Credence to President Rodrigo Duterte at the Malacanang Palace, Manila.
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Saturday 27 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon. ‘Akau’ola presented his letter of credentials as the Tongan Ambassador to the United Arab Emirate UAE to Zaki Nusseibeh, the UAE Minister of State at Abu Dhabi on 25 July.
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Wednesday 29 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mr Robin Ord-Smith MVO has been appointed as the new British High Commissioner to the Kingdom of Tonga, as Britain reopens its diplomatic mission in Nuku‘alofa,13 years after departing in 2006.
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Friday 17 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HRH Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Tuku‘aho represented Tonga at the coronation of King Maha Vajralongkom Bodindradebayararangkun of Thailand in Bangkok, from 4-6 May 2019.
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Monday 25 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A French Navy Ship ‘La Glorieuse’ and Maritime Patrol Aircraft 'Gardian' are conducting a surveillance mission of Tonga’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) aimed at stopping illegal trafficking.
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Wednesday 20 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five diplomats are presenting their credentials in a formal ceremony to HM King Tupou VI at the Royal Palace in Nuku’alofa, during Diplomatic Week from 18 – 22 March, marking the beginning of the ambassadorships.
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Friday 1 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Chinese New Year and Spring Festival was celebrated at the Chinese Embassy in Nuku’alofa last night, 31 January.
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