2 Oct 2007

Tonga's King to visit Wallis

8:13 pm on 2 October 2007

The King of Tonga, George Tupou V, is expected to visit the French territory of Wallis and Futuna this weekend.

The French administrator superior, Richard Didier, made the announcement this week.

The three day visit is described as a private one and is the first in years by a Tongan royal.

King George Tupou V has previously expressed a wish to strengthen ties with Wallis, which is culturally and linguistically close to Tonga.