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Japan demonstrates its early recovery and supports Tonga with industrial products from Tohoku

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8 March, 2012. The Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Lord Tu'ivakano, and His Excellency Mr. Yasuo Takase, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Kingdom of Tonga signed and exchanged notes on "Japan's Grant Aid for Provision of Industrial Products in 2011 Japanese Fiscal Year" (hereafter, "2011 NPGA"), on March 8 2012. The signing ceremony held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The total of Japanese Yen 250 million (equivalent to approximately 5 million Pa'anga) of non-project grant assistance aims at supporting the efforts of the Kingdom of Tonga to promote social and economic development through providing foreign currency for import of goods.

Products purchased through the "2011 NPGA" are manufactured in the Tohoku Region, East part of Japan, which was affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunamis on March 11, 2011. The Government of Japan and the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga expect to install equipments to further accelerate Tonga's efforts by supplementing Japan's existing cooperation in the Kingdom of Tonga. Products will be utilized in the health sector and the field of waste management.

The "2011 NPGA" is to demonstrate the progress of Japan's open recovery and reconstruction and the appreciation to supports extended to Japan by the People and the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga, in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunamis as well as Japan's determined commitment to contribute to the betterment of welfare of the People in the Kingdom of Tonga and the achievement of human security.

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Issued by the: Ministry of Foreign Affairs,  Tel: 23-600   Telex: 235  MINOFA Fax: 23-360


 

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