The Prime Minister of Tonga, Lord Tu’ivakano suffered a stroke but expected to be recover, the Parliament of Tonga was told this morning.
Lord Tu’ivakano is currently in New York. No further details released about his stroke.
The Prime Minister joint the King of Tonga HM King Tupou VI in the 68th Plenary Session of the United Nations Assembly that debated on the post-2015 development agenda, as well as the situation in Syria.
Lord Ma’afu, the Minister for Land, Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources became Acting Prime Minister and he has made an emotional appeal this morning to the nation to pray for the fast recovery of the Prime Minister.
On Friday 27 September Lord Tu‘ivakano presented to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon a declaration for the establishment of a “Pacific Regional Data Repository for Sustainable Energy for All” on behalf of the Pacific Forum Leaders.