Haʻapai and Dongguan become sister cities

Tonga has adopted a sister city for its Haʻapai islands in an agreement signed yesterday  in Nukuʻalofa with China’s Dongguan city.

The Memorandum of Understanding allows the sister cities to share what they have in a wide range of areas including promoting cultural and commercial ties.

The agreement was signed by the Governor of Ha’apai Hon Moʻale Fīnau and Dongguan’s Deputy Mayor Mr. Yang Xiaotang.

This has marked the beginning of a new chapter in the relationship between Tonga and China.

The Acting Prime Minister and Minister of MEIDECC Hon Siaosi Sovaleni said: “The relations between the City of Dongguan and His Majesty’s Government have further strengthened with the success of the signing ceremonies of the Memorandum of Understanding for future cooperation and exchanges; and the Memorandum of Understanding for the sister relationship between Dongguan and the Ha’apai Island,” he said.

“We are confident that our relations will further promote good cooperation and long lasting friendship between China and the Kingdom of Tonga.”

Dongguan is an industrial city in China’s Pearl River Delta and it has 6.446 million population.

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  1. 18 ‘o Me 2016 Na’e fakamo’oni ‘a e Pule’anga Tongá ‘i ha aleapau mo e Kolo ko Dongguan ‘i he feitu’u ko Guangdong ‘i Siaina, ‘i he efiafi Mōnite, 16, ‘i he fale fakataha’anga ‘o Fa’onelua.

    ‘Oku fakataumu’a ‘a e aleapau ko ‘ení ke to e fakalakalaka ki mu’a ‘a e vā fengaue’aki, faka’ai’ai ha hoa ngāue ‘oku tu’uloa pea mo e fakalakalaka ki mu’a ‘a e ngāue fakatahá mo e fevahevahe’aki.

    Taimi tatau na’e to e fakamo’oni mo e Kōvana Ha’apaí, Hon. Mo’ale Finau ‘i ha aleapau mo e Tokoni Pule Kolo ‘o Dongguan, Mr. Yang Xiaotang ke langa hake ha vā fengāue’aki fakatokoua ma’a Ha’apai mo Dongguan.

    Na’e fakahā ai ‘e he Palēmia Le’ole’ó ka ko e Minisitā ‘a e MEIDECC, Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni ‘oku hoko ‘a e aleapau ko ‘ení ke ne to e fakamalohia ‘a e vā fengaue’aki‘i he vaha’a ‘o Tonga mo Dongguan.

    “’Oku to e fakamalohia ange ‘a e vā koia ‘o e Kolo ko Dongguan pea mo e Pule’anga ‘o ‘Ene ‘Afió, ‘i he aleapau ko ‘eni kuo fakamo’oní, ki ha fengaue’aki fakataha ‘i he kaha’ú, pea mo ha aleapau ki ha vā fengaue’aki fakatokoua ‘i he vaha’a ‘o Dongguan mo e Motu ko Ha’apai.”

    “’Oku tau falala ‘e hoko ‘a e vā fengaue’aki ko ‘eni ke ne to e teke ki mu’a ‘a e fengau’aki lelei kuo fakahoko pea mo ha vā ‘oku tu’uloa ‘i he vaha’a ‘o Siaina pea mo e Pule’anga Tongá.”

    ‘I he ‘osi ‘a e ouau fakamo’oni aleapaú na’e foaki atu leva ‘e Mr. Yang Xiaotang ki he Pule’anga Tongá ha ngaahi me’a ngāue ki he Ngoué, Ako pea mo e Potungāue Mo’uí.

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