Thai Ambassador presented Thailand’s financial contribution to Tonga for its rehabilitation efforts on the aftermath of the volcanic eruption

On 16 February 2022, on behalf of the Royal Thai Government, H.E. Ms. Busadee Santipitaks, Non-resident Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the Kingdom of Tonga, presented a financial contribution in the amount of 25,000 USD to Her Royal Highness Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Tuku’aho, High Commissioner of the Kingdom of Tonga to the Commonwealth of Australia, on behalf of the Government of Kingdom of Tonga, for the latter’s relief and rehabilitation efforts in the aftermath of the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai eruption, which occurred on 15 January 2022.

In addition to the said financial contribution from the Royal Thai Government, Ambassador Busadee also informed Her Royal Highness of another financial contribution in the amount of 20,000 USD from a group of benevolent Thai people to the Government of Kingdom of Tonga.

On behalf of His Majesty the King Tupou VI, the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga and the Tongan people, Her Royal Highness expressed sincere appreciation to the Royal Thai Government and the Thai people for reaching out to Tonga during this difficult time.

On this occasion, Ambassador Busadee and Her Royal Highness further exchanged views on the relief and rehabilitation efforts in the aftermath of the volcanic eruption, the ongoing Agricultural Development Cooperation Project based on the Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy between the Kingdom of Tonga and the Kingdom of Thailand as well as the latest impact of COVID-19 on Thailand and Tonga. The meeting was arranged in accordance with ACT public health measures against the spread of COVID-19.