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Tonga to close its High Commission Office in Wellington

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21 June, 2011. The Tongan government has been forced to close its Wellington Office due to the current financial crisis facing.

This was announced by the Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano during discussions on the Ministry of Foreign Affair's Budget Estimate on Tuesday afternoon June 21st.

Lord Tu'ivakano added, work is underway to review the Ministry's policies with regards to its foreign missions as some are cost the country a lot of money.

The Prime Minister suggested that a proposal would be made to the Speaker for the Auditor General to audit these foreign missions.

ENDS

Issued by the: Parliament of Tonga, Nuku'alofa, 2011

 

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