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Friday 26 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 61st birthday of HIM Emperor Naruhito of Japan was celebrated in Tonga yesterday evening, at the 'Anana residence of the Ambassador Designate of Japan to the Kingdom of Tonga, HE Mr Munenaga Kensaku.
Thursday 28 January 2021

Nicosia, Cyprus
Mr Joseph Borghese has been appointed Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Tonga to Cyprus by the Privy Council of King Tupou VI, Tonga's Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed today.
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Thursday 14 January 2021

Washington DC, USA
Tonga has been kicked out of the United States non-immigrant worker programs H-2A and H-2B due to Tonga’s refusal to accept ICE charter flights to repatriate nationals ordered to be removed from the US.
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Thursday 7 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HE Mr Viliami Va’inga Tone presented his letter of Credence to the President of the Republic of Cuba, HE Mr Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, in a virtual ceremony held at the Permanent Mission of Cuba to the United Nations in New York on 5 January 2021.
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Wednesday 16 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A photographic exhibition, presented online, celebrates the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Australia and Tonga.
Tuesday 15 December 2020

New York, USA
The Kingdom of Tonga and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia established diplomatic relations at an official ceremony in New York, USA on 14 December, reports Tonga's UN mission.
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Tuesday 17 November 2020

New York, USA
Tonga and Latvia formally established diplomatic relations on 28 October through the signing of a Joint Communique in New York, USA.
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Friday 9 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HE Mr Tetsuya Ishii has completed his term in Tonga, after almost three-years as Japan’s Ambassador. A farewell reception was held at his 'Anana residence last night, October 8, where Mrs Ishii played Tongan songs on a flute.
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Friday 2 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Margaret Elizabeth Donna Stephenson, also known as Dana Stephenson, was appointed as the new British Honorary Consul to Tonga on October 2, in Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 25 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ms Lucy Joyce OBE is the third British High Commissioner to be appointed to the Kingdom of Tonga since last year, after Britain decided to reopen its diplomatic mission in Nuku’alofa since departing in 2006.
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Saturday 19 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new children's book was launched at a reception for the 50th Anniversary of the Diplomatic Relations between Tonga and New Zealand on Friday evening, 18 September 2020.
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Wednesday 5 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's ratification yesterday, has made the ILO Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labour the first labour convention ever to be ratified by all the member states. Tonga was the last to ratify.
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Friday 26 June 2020

Tokyo, Japan
Tonga’s Ambassador to Japan, HE Tevita Suka Mangisi presented his credentials to Japan's Emperor Naruhito on June 24 in Tokyo.
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Thursday 28 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 100 Chinese Tongans, who went to China for the Spring Festival earlier this year, would like to return to Tonga, said the Chinese Ambassador to Tonga, Cao Xiaolin, in Nuku'alofa today. There are unofficial reports circulating that Tonga may extend its international border closure beyond 12 June.
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Monday 30 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Chinese Ambassador to Tonga HE Mr Cao Xiaolin presented USD$200,000 to Prime Minister Hon. Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa to help Tonga’s preparedness and response to CoViD-19 today, 30 March.
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Tuesday 17 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Colonel Iwan Suryono, a Defence Attache at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, New Zealand visited Tonga for the first time during the second week of March. He said that another Pacific Exposition staged by Indonesia in Auckland is planned for 2022.
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Thursday 5 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HRH Princess Salote Mafile'o Pilolevu Tuita thanked the Chinese Government for its efforts in helping 51 Tongan athletes return from China to Tonga via a third country following the coronavirus outbreak.
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Saturday 22 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A celebration to mark the 60th birthday of HM Emperor Naruhito of Japan, and the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Japan and Tonga diplomatic relationship, was celebrated last night at the residence of the Japanese Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Tonga, HE Mr Ishii Tetsuya.
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Thursday 20 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Fijian Ministry for Foreign Affairs may invite Tongan counterparts to have talks over a long standing territorial dispute over the Tele ki Tonga and Tele ki Tokelau Reefs, also known as Minerva Reef. Tonga says it is a “misunderstanding”.
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Thursday 30 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The United Kingdom has appointed Miss Thorhilda Abbott-Watt OBE to be the new British High Commissioner to Tonga. She will arrive to uptake her residence in February. It marks the return of the British High Commission in Tonga since its departure in 2006.
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