12 July 2022 – Lord Vaea represented the Lord Speaker and the Legislative Assembly of Tonga in a condolence call at the Japanese Embassy’s Office in Nuku’alofa, following the untimely passing on 8 July 2022 of Mr ABE Shinzo, Former Prime Minister of Japan and a towering figure in Japanese politics and diplomacy.
Conducting and running parliamentary sittings during the Pandemic was the common challenge that most Parliaments in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific including Tonga faced in the last 12 to 18 months. This was raised during presentations and country reports from all jurisdictions.
“Democracy’s Way Forward”: Facing many challenges in a rapidly changing world, our parliaments must seize the opportunity to strengthen and revitalise democracy is this year’s theme for the 51st Presiding Officer’s and Clerks Conference in Melbourne, Australia from the 4th to the 8th of July,2022.
Na’e tali ‘e he Fale Alea ‘o Tonga ‘a e Lao Fakaangaanga Ke Fakahu Atu 'a e Pa'anga 2022/2023 ki he Ngaahi Ngaue 'a e Pule'anga fakataha mo hono ngaahi fakatonutonu.