US president congratulates Azerbaijani counterpart

Politics Materials 8 July 2016 19:31 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 8


US President Barack Obama congratulated the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Eid al-Fitr.

“On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I convey our best wishes to you and the people of your country as you celebrate Eid al-Fitr,” said Obama in his congratulatory letter.

He stressed that Ramadan is a time when Muslims around the world – including the diverse and vibrant community of Muslim Americans – come together in acts of devotion, charity and goodwill.

“It is a time when mosques, cultural centers, city halls, and interfaith communities open their doors to neighbors, loved ones, and the less fortunate for iftar meals and dialogue about our shared values and mutual dignity,” Obama added. “Albeit brief, Ramadan is an important opportunity to reflect on our common humanity and the values of service and peace.”

“May this coming year bring you the utmost in joy and prosperity. Eid Mubarak,” he said.