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Nuku’alofa – August 5, 2022: 9am (Nuku’alofa Times): The Deputy Secretary of State of the United States of America, Ms Wendy Sherman, arrives in Tonga today on a two-day official visit.

She is scheduled to arrive at 11.45am at Fua’amotu International Airport today.

Her schedule includes a Royal audience with His Majesty King Tupou VI at the Heilala Tangitangi Royal Palace in ‘Eua, a meeting with the Prime Minister Honorable Hu’akavameiliku, attending the 50th anniversary of the Tonga -USA Diplomatic ties and meeting with youths and women here in Nuku’alofa.

She will also be signing funding agreements with the Government for a US$100,000 energy grant and with Women in Technology.

Media will also have the opportunity to speak with her at a media roundtable meet on Saturday.

Deputy Secretary of State Sherman is the first US senior official to visit Tonga and her team will also discuss the new US Embassy in Nuku’alofa.

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