Tuesday 11 April - Lord Fakafanua, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of attended the Global Young MP Initiative 2023 at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C. This meeting is for Members of Parliament aged 40 and younger from around the world and more than 30 young Members of Parliament from various countries attended the meeting discussing "Safeguarding the World's Future. The Environment and Social Framework" focusing on the World Bank Environmental and Social Framework (ESF).
The Lord Speaker also met with Dr. Wempi Saputra, World Bank Executive Director for South-East Asia & Pacific Group which includes Tonga Brunei-Darussalam, Fiji, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Manmar, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand & Vietnam.
Lord Tu'iha'angana and Hon. 'Aisake Eke are also in Washington, D.C attending the Global Parliamentary Forum hosted by the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) with the theme "Tough Challenges, Tougher Choices".