Tonga officially receives China’s assistance for disaster recovery

Tonga officially receives China’s assistance for disaster recovery | Matangitonga

Friday, February 25, 2022 – 20:16

Tonga’s Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Poasi Tei and the Chinese Ambassador to Tonga HE Cao Xaolin signed handover certificates for the general contribution from the People’s Republic of China to Tonga at an official ceremony today at Vuna Wharf, Nuku’alofa.

The contributions were brought in by two Chinese navy vessels, two Chinese fishing vessels and two military aircarfts over recent weeks and held at the wharf. They said the documents certified that Tonga received the assistance

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Fekita ‘Utoikamanu expressed the Government and people of Tonga’s heartfelt gratitude to the Government and people of China for their continued support and assistance in our recovery from the volcanic eruption.

She said it is a process that takes time and joint efforts to reassure and build a better and more resilient Kingdom.

“This is a critical juncture between emergency relief and the recovery phase, hence this assistance is timely. We thank you for Ambassador for your tireless efforts to ensure that the Government and people of Tonga receive the much needed and timely assistance from the Government of the People’s Republic of China.”

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