President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a message of congratulations to Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, on the celebration of her 90th birthday, April 21, 2016.
According to a Foreign Affairs Ministry release, the President extended heartfelt greetings on behalf of the Government and people 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 citizens inspired trust and rallied all British subjects during the Second World War and beyond. These distinct attributes of yours remind all leaders of the sacred obligations to their people,” President Sirleaf stated.
President Sirleaf reflected with appreciation on the friendship and good understanding existing between the United Kingdom and Liberia, since the United Kingdom’s recognition of Liberia’s declaration of nationhood in 1848.
The President wished Queen Elizabeth good health and the Government and peoples under her leadership the blessings of peace, unity and prosperity.