Government of Tonga
The Ministry received a letter of condolence from the President of French Polynesia (Mr. Oscar Manutahi Temaru, conveying the condolences of the French Polynesian Government to the Hon. Lord Tu'ivakano, Prime Minister of Tonga.
22 March 2012
Dear Mr Prime Minister,
I have learned with profound sorrow of the passing away of His Majesty King Siaosi Taufa'ahau Manumataongo Tuku'aho Tupou V, on March, 2012.
I shall remember a statesman of great culture and wisdom, who devoted his whole life to the progress of his country, while keeping strong and alive the Polynesian heritage of Tonga.
King Tupou V was also a dear friend of Tahiti Nui and has always paid careful consideration to the strengthening of our bilateral relationships.
On behalf of the Government and People of Tahiti Nui, I would like to convey the members of the Royal Family, the government and people of Tonga our sincerest condolences and sympathy on this sad occasion.
With my deepest respect,
Oscar, Manutahi TEMARU