The Grand Master receives the King of Tonga
An extended and cordial meeting took place between the King of Tonga George Tupou V and the Grand Master of the Order of Malta Fra’ Matthew Festing on 21st February at the Magistral Palace.
During the meeting the possibility of strengthening relations between Tonga and the Order of Malta was evaluated. Also discussed was the issue of prevention against obesity and diabetes, two conditions that are on the rise in Tonga and the Polynesian archipelago.
In honour of the King of Tonga the Grand Master hosted a lunch at the Magistral Palace, which was attended by members of the Order of Malta’s government.
The monarch of the island state of Oceania is in Europe for a series of institutional meetings.