15th December 11:08 AM
President Jioji Konrote attends State Funeral of the Late Tongan Prime Minister
By Alisi Vunivesilevu
Friday 20/09/2019
[Photo: Fijian Government]

President Jioji Konrote attended and represented the Fijian Government at the State Funeral of the Late Honourable Samuela Akilisi Pohiva, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Tonga that was held in Nuku’alofa.

A government statement says the Tongan government, Royal Family and Pohiva family were deeply honoured and humbled with President Konrote’s presence and ultimately for the Fijian Government's show of support and solidarity during this time of sad loss and national mourning for the people of Tonga.

In his condolence message, President Konrote expressed the Fijian government and its people’s deep and heartfelt sympathies for the untimely passing of a great man and as a Pacific family and people we have lost a distinguished statesman and leader and we are all the poorer with his passing.

President Konrote laid a wreath and paid respect to the late Prime Minister Pohiva at the St George Government Building Chancery.

The late Prime Minister Pohiva’s State Funeral Service was held at Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga Centenary Church, Saione and his body was laid to rest at the Telekava Cemetary. The event was well attended by other dignitaries from the region and members of the diplomatic corps.


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