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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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Monday 12 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seven contestants will compete for the crown in the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant to be held in Tonga on November 29-30.
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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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Saturday 3 November 2018
Suva, Fiji
Reducing the 75 percent of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions coming from the transport sector in the Pacific Islands, will be the focus of the Pacific Islands Transport Forum and Expo hosted by the University of the South Pacific (USP) as part of their 50th anniversary from 8 – 10 November 2018.
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Thursday 1 November 2018

California, USA
US Coast Guard service members have been authorized to enforce security zones near Port Moresby during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leader’s Summit to be held on 12-18 November in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
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Wednesday 24 October 2018

Suva, Fiji
One of the greatest challenges affecting the Pacific region is undoubtedly climate change, the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry said at the University of the South Pacific in Suva, today, during his three day official visit to Fiji. He launched four new Queen Elizabeth scholarships for students from the Caribbean and Pacific regions to support more young people in reducing the effects of climate change in their home countries.
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Thursday 18 October 2018

Honiara, Solomon Islands
Tonga is one of four Pacific Island countries that is supporting a proposal for the establishment of a Regional Secretariat for labour mobility initiatives and a PACER Plus Implementation Unit. The Solomon Islands, Tonga, Samoa and Vanuatu also offered to host the Labour Mobility Initiatives and the PACER Plus Implementation Unit in their own country, when the proposal was raised at the 2018 Pacific Labour Mobility Annual Meeting, held in Honiara, Solomon Islands on 10 October 2018.
Thursday 11 October 2018

Apia, Samoa
A South Pacific Tourism Organisation Regional Marketing Meeting in Apia this month agreed to work together on promotional opportunities for its 17 Pacific Island member countries.
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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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Tuesday 9 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An agreement to assist Pacific Island nations, including Tonga, with development project funding was signed on 13 September 2018, in Suva, Fiji.
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Thursday 4 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new process of certification aimed to better facilitate arriving passengers into New Zealand travelling with specific food items in umu packs from Tonga, is expected to be implemented in November, after a Memorandum of Understanding was signed on October 4 in Nuku'alofa. CEO Ministry for Primary Industries (MPIE), Roger Smith said they found travellers from Tonga have been very compliant and trustworthy.
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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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Friday 28 September 2018

London, United Kingdom
A procession highlighting the role of Tupaia, a Tahitian navigator and priest in James Cook’s successful exchanges with Maori people in New Zealand, will be held as part of an exhibition marking Cook’s voyage from Plymouth, UK to Australia 250 years ago.
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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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Thursday 27 September 2018

New York, USA
On the sidelines of the One Planet Summit in New York, Dr. Hilda C. Heine, President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands and Chair of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji and COP23 President, set the bar as the first countries to show the world concrete steps on the path of raising the ambition of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). And they called on the global community to follow their lead.
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Tuesday 25 September 2018

Suva, Fiji
Ms Cheri Robinson Moors, former Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the National University of Samoa, has been appointed as the Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) Country Director for Tonga and Samoa, starting last month.

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