The National Disaster Management Office has finally established contact with Tonga since the volcanic eruption on Saturday.
NDMO Director, Vasiti Soko says she managed to speak with the Deputy Director of the National Emergency Management office in Tonga, using the High-Frequency Radio capability.
Soko says the discussion with her Tongan counterpart was brief.
“It was just to check how they are, how their families but the brief of that discussion has been submitted to my Minister, and unless he clears that then we share it with our humanitarian partners here in Fiji.”
Soko adds she will be able to reveal more about the discussions and possible assistance to Tonga later today.