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Hon Prime Minister Sends His Birthday Wishes to Her Majesty the Queen on Behalf of the Government and People of Tonga

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24th April, 2018 Before departing London at the end of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018, the Prime Minister, Hon Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva sent his best wishes to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, on her 92nd Birthday on behalf of the Government and people of Tonga.

His message read.

“Your Majesty,

“On behalf of the Government and people of the Kingdom of Tonga I convey our warmest and best wishes for your 92nd Birthday!

“Our wishes come to Your Majesty from the middle of the Pacific Ocean with verses from the prophet Isaiah, chapter 40: 29 -31

“He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.

Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:

“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

“And all the people of Tonga join me in praying that, ‘The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.’”

The Hon Prime Minister also said he was deeply honoured to have been greeted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on the evening of 19 April when she hosted a Black Tie Dinner for the 53 Heads of Government of the Commonwealth.

The Hon Prime Minister said that he was also honoured to have been seated at the same table with HRH Prince Charles during the Royal Dinner at Buckingham Palace on 19 April, and he also divulged that the Prince of Wales had expressed his hope to visit the Kingdom of Tonga in the near future.


Issued by the: The Prime Minister’s Office, P.O. Box 62, Nuku’alofa, Tonga. Tel: (676) 24 644 Fax: (676) 23 888; For media enquiries- Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Website: www.pmo.gov.to

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