Tonga has been a member of the African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) group since 1975. Since 2006, the focus of EU's development cooperation was on the sustainable management of natural resources.
The EU's political dialogue with Tonga focuses on:
The EU and Tonga are discussing how to collaborate more closely in multilateral fora on these and other issues.
Aid and cooperation
For the period 2014-2020, under the 11th EDF , an indicative amount of € 11.1 m with focus on Sustainable Energy is provided for in the National Indicative Programme signed on 2 September in Samoa .
For the period 2008-2013, Tonga benefits from European Development Fund (EDF), assistance of some €15m for 2008-13.
EU assistance has focused on: