New secretary of Foreign Affairs appointed

Kuo fokotu'u 'a Mahe ‘Uli’uli Sandhurst Tupouniua ko e sekelitali fo'ou ia 'a e Potungāue ki Muli' 'o kamata ngāue ia he 'aho' ni lele ia 'i ha ta'u 'e fā.

Mahe ‘Uli’uli Sandhurst Tupouniua has been appointed as the  Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Public Service Commission announced today that Tupouniua would take on the role today June 14 for a period of four years.

Tupouniua was first appointed as a civil servant in 1990 to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he held various positions including Secretary for Foreign Affairs from 4 January, 2011 for two years.

He has served as an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Tonga to the People’s Republic of China, United States of America and Cuba.

Prior to taking up his second appointment as Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Tupouniua was the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Tonga to the United Nations, New York.

Tupouniua holds a Master of Arts in Foreign Affairs and Trade from the University of Monash, Australia, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, United States of America and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

“The Public Service Commission welcomes Mr Mahe ‘Uli’uli Sandhurst Tupouniua appointment as the Secretary for Foreign Affairs and wishes him a successful and fulfilling term in Office.”

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