The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga, Lord Tu'ivakano, has dismissed as false, unfounded and utterly untrue, claims by the Hon. Prime Minister, Samuela' Akilisi Pohiva, that the former Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni, and former Minister of Finance & National Planning, Hon. Tevita Lavemaau were involved in, and knew about, the advice he had given to His Majesty, King Tupou VI, that resulted in the dissolution of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga with effect from 24 August 2017.
Nuku’alofa, Tonga – 20 January 2017 The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly yesterday praised the friendly parliamentary relations between Tonga and China’s National People’s Congress since the establishment of the two countries diplomatic ties in 1998.