Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has congratulated the Muslims of the world on the auspicious occasion of the Eid al-Adha (the Feast of Sacrifice) holidays, PressTV reported.
On Thursday, Ahmadinejad extended his congratulations on the occasion in separate letters to the leaders of the Muslim world as well as the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Secretary-General, Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the Iranian president's official website reported.
He expressed hope that closer cooperation among Muslim countries would help establish lasting justice, peace, and security across the globe.
Almost three million Muslims have gathered in the desert of Mena near the holy city of Mecca to mark the first day of the holidays on Friday.
The day marks the peak of the Hajj pilgrimage, during which pilgrims sacrifice cattle.