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Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, and Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, to visit Tonga tomorrow, 23 March 2018

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22nd March, 2018 Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, and Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, will visit Tonga tomorrow (Friday 23 March) to reinforce Australia’s commitment to supporting Tonga’s recovery efforts following Tropical Cyclone Gita.

This one-day visit will present an opportunity for Ministers Bishop and Fierravanti-Wells to announce Australia’s new funding package towards Tonga’s recovery priorities, including in the areas of education, community infrastructure, and to support livelihoods and food security.

The ministers will be making site visits to key stakeholders involved in recovery relief efforts, as well as meeting with Tonga’s Prime Minister, the Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva, and his Cabinet, NGOs, and other donor partners in Tonga.

Australia is committed to Tonga’s longer-term recovery priorities and views this visit as an opportunity to step up its engagement in Tonga by building and renewing work relations with ministerial counterparts as well as with the people of Tonga.

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For more information on this visit, please contact Mr. Leon Braun, Second Secretary (Political), at email address This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or mobile phone 8710283. To follow this ministerial visit, please visit the High Commission’s Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/australiaintonga/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/AustHCTonga.

Private Bag 35, Nuku’alofa, Kingdom of Tonga

Telephone: (676) 23244 Facsimile: (676) 23243

Website: http://tonga.embassy.gov.au/

 

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