Message from the Head of UNAMID on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr
El Fasher, 3 July 2016 – On behalf of the African Union – United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), I would like to extend greetings and best wishes to the people and Government of Sudan on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr. Eid Mubarak.
Eid al-Fitr is a time for love, perseverance, kindness, forgiveness and tolerance. These qualities are the essence of Islam. Eid is a time of joy and celebration; a time to make peace with all neighbours, relatives and friends, and resolve differences. I hope we all use this auspicious occasion to rejuvenate bonds of kinship, peace and demonstrate tolerance and love towards each other.
I would like to reiterate UNAMID's unwavering commitment to exert every effort within its capability and available resources, as well as make a personal pledge to intensify my ongoing activities in support of enhancing peace and reconciliation efforts across Darfur in our collective efforts to bring sustainable peace and stability in this region and, indeed, the whole of Sudan.
May the jubilant spirit of the Eid inspire us all to renew our determination to promote the cause of peace and heal the wounds of the past. May Allah bless our Ramadan and accept our supplications, Ameen.
African Union – United Nations Joint Special Representative