Tonga’s first ever Ambassador to Luxembourg

Tonga’s first ever Ambassador to Luxembourg

 

Friday, 25 September 2020, Luxembourg City, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg: His Royal Highness The Grand Duke of Luxembourg accepted the letters of credence of the Kingdom of Tonga’s very first Ambassador -non resident- to the Grand Duchy, H.E. The Hon. Titilupe Fanetupouvava’u Tu’ivakanō (b. 1978).

 

Since 2018 The Hon. Fanetupouvava’u Tuita Kaho represents the Friendly Islands in the United Kingdom after having served in her homeland from 2012 to 2018 as Chief of Protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Kingdom of Tonga.

 

The Hon. Titilupe Fanetupouvava’u’s father, Chief and IX Lord Tuita of ʻUtungake, The Honourable Siosa’ia Ma’ulupekotofa Tuita himself once served as High Commissioner of Tonga to the United Kingdom between 1989 and 1992.

 

The Ambassador holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology alongside a postgraduate Certificate in Diplomatic Studies. During the meeting with Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, she expressed her utmost desire to be able to work firmly on deepening the ties between Luxembourg and Tonga in spite of the long distance between the two royalties.

 

Shortly after taking up her diplomatic duties in London Her Excellency promoted Tongan, and South Pacific culture at large through the exhibition Oceania held at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. The latter exhibition showcased  artworks from New Zealand, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, Papua New Guinea and Tahiti. Oceania was the first ever major survey of Oceanic art held in the UK, and largest of its kind in Europe.

 

For further information

 

Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg: http://www.monarchie.lu/fr/actualites/evenements/2020/09/25092020-accreditations-ambassadeurs/index.html

 

Tongan High Commission and Embassy based in London: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Commission_of_Tonga,_London