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Tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Thursday, 15 September 2022
H.E. ANTONIO M. LAGDAMEO, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Philippines to the United Nations
General Assembly Hall


Mr. President,

I wish to deliver a statement in my national capacity.

On behalf of the Philippine Government and the Filipino people, we convey our deepest condolences to the people and Government of Great Britain on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Her Majesty led her country with steely determination and unshakeable conviction, addressing complex challenges in an evolving global landscape, punctuated by climate crises, pandemic and regional conflicts, and more.

President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos, Jr. said, the Queen would be remembered for exemplifying "a true monarch's great dignity, commitment to duty, and devotion to all those in her realm."

Her Majesty is an enduring symbol of royal tradition, international cooperation and our trust in the rule of law.

The Queen brought the British monarchy to a deeper level of engagement in 21st century international diplomacy.

The Filipino people are in solidarity with the family of King Charles III and the people of Great Britain at this difficult time.

May Her Majesty’s soul rest in eternal peace.

Thank you, Mr. President.