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Tongan government officials to discuss business opportunities in Gunnedah region

July 15, 2022


UPDATE: This meeting has been deferred until later in the year.


Gunnedah businesses will see an opportunity for labour discussions, quick off the back of the heels of Her Royal Highness Princess Angelika Lātūfuipeka Tukuʻaho visit to Gunnedah to sign the Sister City agreement with Kolomotu'a, Tonga.

Gunnedah Shire Council are welcoming a visit from Tongan Cabinet ministers - Minister of Internal Affairs, the Honourable Sangster Saulala, and Minister of Labour, the Honourable Dr Viliami Uasike, and the CEO of Internal Affairs, Dr Fotu Fisiiahi in Gunnedah next week.

Gunnedah Shire’s business community is invited to meet with Tongan government officials to discuss new opportunities between our two nations. Business owners are invited to meet with the delegation at the Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery on Wednesday, July 20 from 8am.

Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey said it was exciting to receive a visit from Tongan officials so soon after formalising the Sister City Agreement.

“This is a very welcome next step forward in our partnership with Tonga,” Councillor Chaffey said.

“Our new visitors are members of the Cabinet that approved the Sister City Relationship and they will report back to the Cabinet when they return.

“This visit is the ideal time to introduce these key decisions-makers to our business community to discuss first-hand the many opportunities to be found in our Shire.

“I encourage business owners to come along on July 20 and meet our new Tongan friends and find out for themselves the many possibilities that can be explored in this exciting new Sister City Relationship.”

What: Business meeting with Tongan government officials

When: Wednesday, July 20, from 8am.

Where: Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery, 83 Chandos Street


Caption: Royal Highness Princess Angelika Lātūfuipeka Tukuʻaho of Tonga and her delegation, meeting local workers from Tonga, we will welcome visitors from our new Sister City next week to discuss business opportunities.