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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has the responsibility of promoting and protecting Tonga's and its citizens' interests abroad. Through its diplomatic missions abroad it seeks to enhance Tonga's security and prosperity by promoting political, economic and social relations between Tonga and the rest of the World.



Hon. Samuela 'Akilisi Pohiva - Minister for Foreign Affairs, Prime Minister
Mr. Mahe ‘Uli’uli Sandhurst Tupouniua - Secretary for Foreign Affairs



Address: Head Office, Level 4, National Reserve Bank Building, Salote Road, Nuku'alofa
Postal Address: P.O Box 821, Nuku'alofa, TONGA.
Tel: (+676) 23600 Fax: (+676) 23360

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.


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

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