President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a Message of Congratulations to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her Other Realms, Territories, Head of the Commonwealth and Defender of the Faith, on the occasion commemorating her 90th Birth Anniversary, April 21, 2016.
According to a Foreign Ministry release, in President Sirleaf’s Message to her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, she extended to the Government and people of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Barbados, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the Commonwealth nations, heartfelt gretings on behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of Liberia and in her own name.
“As we join you in celebration, we pay tribute to you as the longest serving monarch in British history, whose modesty and call for national duty as citizen inspired trust and rallied all British citizens during the Second World War and beyond; these distinct attributes of yours remind all leaders of the sacred obligations to their people,” the Liberian lead stated.
President Sirleaf furthered that in these reflections, the Government of Liberia is appreciative of the friendship and good understanding which has so happily subsist between the United Kingdom and Liberia, since the United Kingdom’s recognition of Liberia’s declaration of nationhood in 1848.
The Liberia leader then wished Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth good health as she joins in the activities commemorating her 90th birthday anniversary and for the Government and peoples under Her Majesty’s leadership the blessing of peace, unity and prosperity.