Mogadishu, 21 August 2018 – The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Jose Madeira, extends best wishes to all Muslims, on the occasion of Eid-al-Adha, one of the pillars of Islam.
Ambassador Madeira urges all Muslim faithful to reflect on Allah’s bountiful blessings by deepening the spirit of peace, brotherhood, good neighbourliness and caring for the less fortunate in society.
“As you celebrate this important day, which also marks the end of Hajj, may you grow in faith and emulate the actions of Prophet Mohamed. May peace and prosperity be upon you,” Madeira said.
He reiterated AMISOM’s commitment to safeguard the gains made in the country.
Also known as the “Festival of Sacrifice”, Eid-al-Adha is the second of the two holidays celebrated by Muslims globally.