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HRH Princess Mele Siu’ilikutapu opened Tonga Youth Parliament this morning

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 12/11/2018

The first woman elected to the Legislative Assembly of Tonga HRH Princess Mele Si’ilikutapu Kalaniuvalu Fotofili officially opened the Tonga Youth Parliament 2018 this morning.

Her keynote address was broadcast live from Auckland New Zealand.

During her Opening Address Her Royal Highness repeatedly emphasized that No country can develop further than their people’s attitude.

She also highlighted the need to know more about the laws because the members of the Youth Parliament will be debating at the Legislative Assembly.

HRH also conveyed her best wishes to the Speaker of Parliament and the members of Youth Parliament 2018 for the upcoming discussions in the Youth Parliament.

Speaker of Parliament – Lord Fakafanua also highlighted the important roles youth play in the development of the nation.
He also said youth should be empowered and encouraged because they have special talents and skills.

Lord Fakafanua added that there’s hope this year’s Youth Parliament is an opportunity to promote young people to leadership roles.

Attending this morning’s opening program were the Prime Minister, MPs, diplomatic corps and guests.

The theme for this year’s Youth Parliament, Our Parliament brining Parliament to you.

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