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Deputy Prime Minister praised assistance from Commonwealth to Tonga

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 14/03/2017

Commonwealth of which Tonga is a member, has assisted the Kingdom in many ways especially the push to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals – SDG’s.

This includes the SAMOA PATHWAY or SIDS ACCELERATED MODALITIES OF ACTION enacted in 2014 to reaffirm Small Island Developing State’s commitment to the sustainable development Goals.

The message was highlighted by the Deputy Prime Minister – Siaosi Sovaleni yesterday, during a program to mark the Commonwealth Day March 13th.

Speaking to Radio and Television Tonga News, Hon. Fanetupouvava’u Tu’ivakano of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spoke of several benefits Tonga has achieved as a member of Commonwealth.

“The rich cultural diversity that for being a member state of the commonwealth especially at the time of increasing instability and uncertainty in the world so the commonwealth nation maintain its role as a vital source of strength and hope for all its members over the years the commonwealth has worked to increase the awareness of the vulnerabilities of SIDS and still remains the forefront of the policy research. “

The Commonwealth Day was marked with a choral event at Queen Salote College’s Hall on the Theme “A peace building Commonwealth”.

HSH Prince Tungi graced the event with his presence as the guest of honor.

The Commonwealth has more than 50 member countries with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth as Head of the organization.

Commonwealth’s headquarter is in London and was established in 1926 aiming to empower its member states in various sectors such as environment, human right, education, youth empowerment and many others.              

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