The Navy vessel "La Moqueuse" stopover in Tonga from July 3rd to 6th

The Navy vessel "La Moqueuse" stopover in Tonga from July 3rd to (...)

The navy vessel of the French Navy, "La Moqueuse", had a three-day stopover in Tonga on the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of the King of Tonga, Tupou VI. Its commander, Lieutenant Commander Yoann JOSE-MARIA, and his crew, participated in the ceremonies and activities organized for this event.

- Princely visit

Crown Prince Tupouto’a ’Ulukalala, eldest son of King Tupou VI, accompanied by his wife, Princess Sinaitakala, and the princess’s brother, the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Lord Fakafanua, paid a visit on board, organized by the commander, in the company of the 1st counselor of the French Embassy.

- Official inauguration of the new Honorary Consul in Tonga

On 5th of July, the 1st Counselor of the French Embassy handed over the official nomination document for the new Honorary Consul in Tonga, Finetu’ui Moala. The ceremony was followed by a cocktail with French products prepared on board. The Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Tonga, Ambassador MaheTupouniua, the Honorary Consulates of the Netherlands, Finland and South Korea, the family of Mr. Moala, and the island chief, were present. Mrs. Virginie Dourlet, and the volunteer of the French Alliance, Mr. Etienne Hus, a French citizen based in Tonga, Mr. Raymond Kinnander, as well as the members of the crew.

The patrol vessel of the French Navy, "La Moqueuse" sailed on Saturday 6th July at 4pm towards Wallis and Futuna to continue its mission of monitoring the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of French Pacific territories, especially New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna.

For information, the patrol vessel "La Moqueuse" is in charge of the missions of surveillance and protection of the EEZ, the police of the fisheries and the actions of regional cooperation, in support of the diplomacy.

Last updated on: 15 July 2019
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