17 Jan 2018

Tonga's Pohiva said to be recovering well

8:49 pm on 17 January 2018

Family of the ailing Tongan prime minister Akilisi Pohiva say he is recovering well and there are reports he met with King Tupou VI this afternoon.

Mr Pohiva was admitted into the local Intensive Care Unit over a week ago and missed the opening of parliament last Thursday.

Kaniva Tonga reports Mr Pōhiva met with the King at 2 o'clock.

Kaniva reports a government spokesperson declined to give details of the meeting and the Prime Minister's health condition.

Photos posted on Mr Pohiva's daughter's Facebook page this afternoon show Mr Pohiva in formal atire.

'Ana Pōhiva Koli wrote her father is recovering well.

"He's forcing himself to stand, nope...no further explanation as we all have a father, that we love n adore beside his political career, that's another story," said the post.

The chair of Tonga's Media Council, Pesi Fonua, says there has been a vacuum of information surrounding government moves and the health of the prime minister.