United Nations Joint Special Representative/Joint Chief Mediator, Jeremiah Mamabolo has sent warm wishes to all Muslims as they mark the end of the holy month of Ramada.

Read the full statement below:

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, kindness, compassion and forgiveness. 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.

This auspicious occasion provides an opportunity to rejuvenate bonds of kinship, peace and demonstrate tolerance and love towards each other. In the context of Darfur, it is to be hoped that the goodwill of the season will add a new impetus to peace and reconciliation. The people of Darfur deserve nothing less.

I would like to reiterate UNAMID’s deep commitment to exert all possible efforts, within its mandate, capability and available resources, to support peace and reconciliation efforts across Darfur.

Eid Mubarak.