Press release

President Michel sends congratulatory note and conveys best wishes to Queen Elizabeth on 90th Birthday

April 21, 2016

On the occasion of Queen Elizabeth II 90th birthday, President James Michel has sent a congratulatory message to Her Majesty on behalf of the people and Government of the Republic of Seychelles and conveyed his very best wishes of good health, happiness and continued prosperity.

In his message, President Michel noted that Queen Elizabeth II birthday holds particular significance to Seychelles as the nation will soon be celebrating its 40th anniversary of Independence.

“You remain, Your Majesty, a longstanding symbol of unity and inspiration, not only to your own subjects but to the wider Commonwealth family and to Seychelles in particular,” said President Michel in his message.

President Michel further remarked that Her Majesty the Queen has been instrumental throughout the years in ensuring that the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Seychelles solidify their bonds of friendship and cooperation based on values that she embodied. “Throughout Your reign you have been an instrument for positive change to which we all aspire,” noted the President.

Queen Elizabeth II is Head of the Commonwealth of which Seychelles is a member. In that capacity, President Michel also noted “we are thankful for your guidance, wisdom and support in positioning our organization as a relevant vehicle in the 21st century which promotes our common desire for democracy, peace, good governance and sustainable development.