Welcome to Tonga


Pohiva Tu'i'onetoaMr Põhiva Tu’i’onetoa
Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Tonga

This Message is from former Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano. The message from Mr Pohiva will be available shortly.

Malo e lelei! Greetings and welcome to the Tongan portal for the Commonwealth website.

Tonga is an archipelago of over 150 islands and only has a population of just over 100,000 people, however we are proud of the relationship we have with the Commonwealth. As the last remaining Kingdom we are as committed to upholding our constitution as we are to the Commonwealth and its aims.

Tonga boasts being named the ‘Friendly Islands’ by Captain Cook upon his first visit to Tonga in 1777. It is in this spirit of friendship and devotion we co-operate with the Commonwealth of Nations to achieve its goals of democracy, freedom, peace, the rule of law and opportunity for all. Tonga is a constitutional monarchy but we are pleased with the progress we have made with our democratic reforms.

We look to the future with confidence that in partnership with the Commonwealth, all goals can be achieved through the values that unite the Commonwealth nations together in peace.

The above message was provided by the previous Prime Minister.


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