Official visit

Tonga Prime Minister thanks the United States of America

Her visit also marked the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

The first woman to hold the position and the first US senior official to visit Tonga, Deputy Secretary Sherman was received by King Tupou VI, Crown Prince Tupouto’a Ulukalala and the Prime Minister, Hu’akavameiliku on the day.

At the Reception to mark the 50th Anniversary, PM Hu’akavameiliku thanked Sherman and the Government of the United States of America for the visit and her presence in Tonga.

US Deputy Secretary of State on official visit to Tonga

Deputy Secretary of State, Wendy Sherman, visited Eua Island today for a royal audience with King Tupou VI.

On arrival in Nuku’alofa, Sherman was greeted by Fekitamoeloa Katoa 'Utoikamanu, Minister for Foreign Affairs & Tourism, and Dr. Saia Piukala, Minister for Health at the VIP Lounge of the Fua'amotu International Airport.