28 February, 2011. His Majesty King George Tupou V will depart Tonga on Tuesday 1st March for a visit to Los Angeles. The purpose of the visit is to explore possible educational and development opportunities that could bring future benefits to the Kingdom of Tonga.
Hon. Dr. 'Ana Maui Taufe'ulungaki, the Minister of Education, Women Affairs, and Culture will accompany the Royal party as Minister-in-Waiting.
His Majesty will return to Tonga on 10th March.
His Majesty has decided that there will not be a Regent appointed during his absence as the new Constitutional arrangements make such an appointment unnecessary.
Issued by the: Palace Office, Nuku'alofa, 2011.