His Majesty King Tupou VI will officially open the first session of the new parliamentary term this Thursday, 6th of January.

The King will deliver His opening speech from the Royal Palace in ‘Eua with the use of information technology.

The Legislative Assembly of Tonga will then hold its first meeting next week on Monday 10 January. At this meeting, Members of Parliament, including Cabinet Ministers, will take their respective oaths of office. Other agenda items include the election by Parliament of the Chairman of the Whole House Committee and Members of Standing Committees.

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