I wish to begin by acknowledging the presence of our Almighty God, whose blessings we receive, the Hon. Members of Parliament, Your Excellency, Mrs Fekita Útoikamanu, Under-Secretary General of the United Nations and High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Land-locked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States, Hon. Frederica Filipe, Hon. Taone Ma’afu, Members of the diplomatic corps, Rev Dr Taliai Niumeitolu, Government CEOs, Non-Government Organisations, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen.
The Legislative Assembly of Tonga’s own vision to build an inclusive, vibrant and participatory society that “leaves no one behind” aligns with our broader international commitment.