GOVERNMENT OF TONGA

MEDIA RELEASE

(3 July 2015)

“Governor General of Australia arrives for the celebration of their Majesties Coronation.”

His Excellency the Governor General of Australia, Hon. Sir Peter Cosgrove, arrived at the Fua’amotu International Airport this afternoon, Friday 3 July, for the Coronation of King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u.

The Governor General was accompanied by Australian government officials, and high-ranking police officers, a total group of twenty-four, on a special Royal Australian Air Force flight.

At the airport to welcome the Governor General and his party was Her Royal Highness Princess Latufuipeka Tuku’aho, who is also the Tongan High Commissioner to Australia.

Cabinet Ministers Hon. ‘Etuate Lavulavu and Hon. Dr. Saia Piukala were among the high officials from the Government of Tonga to welcome the Australian Governor General.

 

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