Mr Robin Ord-Smith MVO

The British
embassy in Nuku’alofa has reopened, nearly 13 years after it was closed.

Mr Robin Ord-Smith MVO has been appointed High Commissioner to the Kingdom of Tonga, a statement said.

He will
succeed the current, non-resident High Commissioner, Ms Melanie Hopkins, who
will remain High Commissioner to the Republic of Fiji.

Mr Ord-Smith will take up his appointment during summer 2019.

The British
consulate was closed in Tonga in 2006.

diplomatic relationship with Britain could be traced back to 1880 after the
Treaty of Friendship between Great Britain and Tonga was signed in 1879.


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