(26 February, 2016)

“Government of Tonga sent Letter of Condolences to the Government and People of Fiji”

The Hon Prime Minister of Tonga, Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva has sent yesterday, 25 February 2016, a Letter of Condolences to the Hon Prime Minister of Fji, JosaiaVoreqe Bainimarama on behalf of the Government and People of the Kingdom of Tonga

In his letter, the Hon Prime Minister said:

“I would like to express on behalf of the Government and People of the Kingdom of Tonga, our sincerest condolences and extend our deepest sympathies to all the victims and families affected by the unrelenting Tropical Cyclone Winston over the weekend.

 The reports of widespread devastation, tragic loss of lives, homes and livelihoods in particular on the Western Side of the island group has deeply saddened our nation.

 We admire the resilience of the Fijian people and even though you will face many challenges in the days ahead, with the blessings of the Almighty and the strong leadership of your government we are certain that you will quickly recover and rebuild your nation.

 Our prayers and thoughts remain with you and the people of Fiji in the coming days, please be assured that you have the support of our nation.”



Issued by the:The Prime Minister’s Office, P.O. Box 62, Nuku’alofa, Tonga. Tel: (676) 24 644     Fax:  (676) 23 888; For media enquiries- Email:

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