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His Majesty is yet to appoint a Minister for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 15/10/2019

Acting Prime Minister Hon. Vuna Fa’otusia says they are waiting for His Majesty to finalize the appointment of a Minister from the 12 newly appointed Cabinet Members for Foreign Affairs.

He adds, the portfolio is mostly likely to be under the Prime Minister, who’s also the Minister for Public Enterprises.

Last week the Chief Secretary and Secretary to Cabinet Edgar Cocker officially announced the Ministers after it was approved by His Majesty. However, no one was mentioned for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The ministry of Foreign Affairs handles the Government’s international matters including the diplomatic missions.

Just yesterday, PSC confirmed the termination of its Secretary of Foreign Affairs and announced the Chief Secretary and Secretary to Cabinet is the acting Secretary for Foreign Affairs.

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