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Australia Day celebrated in Tonga

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 31/01/2020

The Australian High Commissioner hosted a special program yesterday evening to celebrate Australia day, Australia’s national holiday, celebrated annually on January 26th.

Distinguished guests along with many Australians here in Tonga attended yesterday’s special program where the Australian High Commissioner H.E Adrian Morrison highlighted the special diplomatic relations between Australia and Tonga.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Lands – Lord Ma’afu represented the Prime Minister and government in conveying appreciation for the close cooperation between Tonga and Australia over the years, as well as conveying condolences to the Australian people for the lives lost in the bushfire crisis the country is facing.

This year also marks the 50th anniversary of Tonga and Australia’s diplomatic relations, and the 40th anniversary of the establishment of Australia’s High Commission office in Tonga.

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