Energy agreement

Tonga signs on to China energy agreement

The Belt and Road Energy Partnership was launched at a meeting in Beijing last week attended by several Pacific heads of state.

The partnership promotes cooperation between countries on energy development with a focus on addressing climate change and energy security.

According to a release from Tonga's government, it is the only Pacific nation to join the energy partnership.

Tonga's energy minister, Poasi Tei, one of six ministers invited to the ceremony last Thursday, said a wind power station in Tongatapu donated by China last year was part of the partnership.