GOVERNMENT OF TONGA

MEDIA RELEASE

(27 May, 2016)

“Government’s Tribute to Her Majesty The Queen Mother, Queen Halaevalu Mata’aho on Her 90th Birthday”

On the joyous occasion of the celebration of Her Majesty The Queen Mother, Queen Halaevalu Mata’aho’s 90th Birthday, on the 29th May 2016, The Prime Minister, Hon. Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva, with the Cabinet Ministers, and the Government joins the Royal Family and the People of the Kingdom of Tonga, in respectfully extending their heartiest wishes to Her Majesty The Queen Mother, Queen Halaevalu Mata’aho.

On this unique milestone of Her Majesty’s 90th birthday, the Government pays tribute to Her Majesty The Queen Mother’s numerous contributions to the Kingdom of Tonga’s development in Education, Health, People with Special Needs, the Aged, Empowerment of Women and Charitable Organisations, which has improved the welfare and the lives of many Tongans.

Her Majesty The Queen Mother’s wisdom, faith, compassion, commitment to charity and love for the people of Tonga has been witnessed in Tonga throughout the decades of Her Majesty’s Presence.

Long Live Your Majesty The Queen Mother, Queen Halaevalu Mata’aho, and may,

“ The Lord bless thee, and keep thee:

The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:

The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. ”

-ENDS-

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:pressoffice@pmo.gov.toWebsite: www.pmo.gov.to

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