27 Mar 2012

Barack Obama sends delegation to Tonga for funeral of late King

11:59 am on 27 March 2012

United States President Barack Obama has sent a Presidential Delegation to Tonga to attend the State Funeral of King George Tupou V.

The ambassador to Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga and Tuvalu, Frankie Reed, is leading the delegation.

Other members of the delegation are the Assistant Secretary for Insular Affairs, Anthony Babauta and Lieutenant General Duane Thiessen, Commander of the U.S. Marine Corps Forces in the Pacific.