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Secretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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14th June 2018 The Public Service Commission is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Mahe ‘Uli’uli Sandhurst Tupouniua of Kolomotu’a, Tongatapu as the new Secretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who will assume this position effective on 14 June, 2018 for a period of four (4) years.

Mr Tupouniua holds a Master of Arts in Foreign Affairs and Trade from the University of Monash, Australia, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, United States of America and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Mr. Tupouniua was first appointed to the Public Service in 1990 to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he held various positions including Secretary for Foreign Affairs from 4th January, 2011 for two (2) years. He has served as an Ambassador Extraodinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Tonga to the People’s Republic of China, United States of America and Cuba.

Prior to taking up his second appointment as Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Mr Tupouniua was the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Tonga to the United Nations, New York.

The Public Service Commission welcomes Mr Mahe ‘Uli’uli Sandhurst Tupouniua appointment as the Secretary for Foreign Affairs and wishes him a successful and fulfilling term in Office.



P.O. Box 46, Public Service Commission, Nuku’alofa, GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF TONGA.  Tel: (676) 25-770,   Fax: (676)  24-565

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