THE Chinese Ambassador to Tonga His Excellency this morning donated a financial assistance to the Legislative Assembly towards the Tonga Youth Parliament next month.
H.E Wang Baodong presented a cheque of TOP$117,600 from China towards the upcoming event from November 12-14.
He says it is a great pleasure for the Chinese Embassy to make the donation.
“The youth is the future and we count them as the future of Tonga. And also the future of our bilateral relations.
We do count their inputs and efforts into enhancement of our bilateral relations. So we are very pleased we do something to make it possible,” says His Excellency
In response the Speaker of Parliament Lord Fakafanua says today it’s an important day for Parliament to receive such generous contribution from China to support Parliament through the Tonga Youth Parliament
He adds this marks the ongoing friendly relationship and cooperation between the two countries and our people.
He says such contribution will have a meaningful impact for the Tonga Youth Parliament.
“And we are really grateful for your support and we look forward for future cooperation between China and Tonga. We are really humbled to receive this generous donation,” said the Speaker.
Lord Fakafanua was appreciative that China government stand together with Parliament in supporting the youth development and the future of Tonga’s prosperity.