King Tupou VI of the Kingdom of Tonga called on President Tony Tan Keng Yam this afternoon. King Tupou VI and President Tan reaffirmed the warm relations between Singapore and Tonga, and discussed developments in Tonga and the global economy. President reiterated Singapore's commitment to assist Tonga through the provision of technical assistance.

King Tupou VI is on a working visit to Singapore. He has received calls by Senior Minister of State, Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources and Ministry of Health Dr Amy Khor and Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Social and Family Development Dr Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim. In addition, King Tupou VI was hosted to lunch by Senior Minister of State, Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Transport Mrs Josephine Teo. He also received briefings on Singapore's education and healthcare systems, as well as Singapore's experience in heritage preservation, tourism development and port management.

King Tupou VI is accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Nanasipau'u and will be in Singapore until 11 September 2016.