Foreign Secretary's Ramadan message 2016

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

June 5
18:12 2016

The Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond said:

This Ramadan, I wish all Muslims, in the UK and around the world, Ramadan Mubarak.

Ramadan is a time for contemplation, reflection and acts of kindness and charity. Most Muslims will spend this Ramadan with their families, but poverty and conflict are keeping people apart. This includes the millions of Syrians who have been displaced and those in refugee camps.

The UK is acting tirelessly for a resolution to the conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. We will continue to work for a peaceful, secure world and support all those who need our help. I welcome calls for a nationwide truce in Syria during Ramadan and encourage all those with influence to take this opportunity to end the bloodshed.

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