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The Public Service Commission in Tonga has announced the appointment of Ambassador Mahe ‘Uli’uli Sandhurst Tupouniua as the new Secretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who will assume this position for a period of four years.
Ambassador Tupouniua holds a Master of Arts in Foreign Affairs and Trade from the University of Monash, Australia, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, United States of America and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
He was first appointed to the Public Service in 1990 to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he held various positions including Secretary for Foreign Affairs from 4th January, 2011 for two years. He has served as an Ambassador Extraodinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Tonga to the People’s Republic of China, United States of America and Cuba.
Prior to taking up his second appointment as Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Tupouniua was the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Tonga to the United Nations, New York.
The Public Service Commission welcomes Ambassador Tupouniua appointment as the Secretary for Foreign Affairs and wishes him a successful and fulfilling term in Office.
SOURCE: TONGAN GOVERNMENT/PACNEWS
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