UK and Tonga: close historical ties

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Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne met His Royal Highness The Crown Prince of Tonga in London today.

The Foreign Office Minister said:

“The UK and Tonga have close historical ties and it is my pleasure to welcome The Crown Prince to the UK. I would like to express the UK’s gratitude for Tonga’s continued support in Afghanistan. We are proud to have Tongan troops serving alongside British forces.”

His Royal Highness has been visiting London for the 2012 Games and has followed the Tongan national team