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Australia Day celebrated in Tonga

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 30/01/2020

The Australian High Commissioner is hosting a special program this evening to celebrate Australia Day, Australia’s national holiday marked annually on January 26th.

This year marks 50th anniversary of the diplomatic relationships between Tonga and Australia.

Australia have assisted Tonga in several ways including construction of the first Fire & Emergency building in Nuku’alofa in 1982.

Not only that, but more than 500 Tongan students have benefit from the scholarship programs to study in Australia.

The Australian government also provided aid to Tonga to assist with Tonga’s recovery efforts from TC Gita of 2018.

Meanwhile, on Sunday, the Free Wesleyan Church congregations throughout Tonga offered special prayers and donated money for those affected by the bushfires in Australia.

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