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Wednesday, May 10th, 2017


Tonga is first Pacific country to join Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni and the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of EuropeGabriella Battaini-Dragoni. Photo: SUPPLIED

STRASBOURG, France, May 10, 2017 (MEIDECC): The Kingdom of Tonga has become the first Pacific Country and the 55th Party to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime after the Deputy Prime Minister Hon Siaosi Sovaleni signed the treaty, which allows for effective international co-operation on cyber-crime and electronic evidence, in Strasbourg, France yesterday.

New Foreign Minister reaffirms New Zealand support to Tonga Police

Minister Gerry Brownlee (Photo: Library)

NUKU’ALOFA-May 10: 3.27pm (Nuku’alofa Times): New Zealand’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Gerry Brownlee, has reaffirmed his Government’s support for Tonga Police in a meeting with Tonga’s Minister of Police, Hon Mateni Tapueluelu in Nuku’alofa today.<! Hon Brownlee had a wide ranging conversation on security and policing issues when he met with Hon Tapueluelu. The Ministers spoke openly about the working relationship between the two countries. New Zealand’s High Commissioner Sarah Walsh and Hon Brownlee were accompanied by Officer in Charge District Commander Tevita Vailea and New Zealand Police Superintendent GedRead More