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Foreign Secretary's Eid-ul-Adha message

Foreign Secretary William Hague described Eid ul Adha as a "fitting opportunity" to recognise and celebrate the common ground between faiths.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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“At this time of year Muslim communities across the globe with be celebrating Eid al-Adha and will be sharing their celebrations with friends and family.

The festival marks the completion of the Hajj pilgrimage to Makkah, one of the pillars of the Muslim faith. I am proud of the fact that the British government has sent a British Hajj delegation to Saudi Arabia to provide consular assistance to British hajjis. Eid-ul-Adha also commemorates the sacrifice of the prophet Abraham. It is a fitting opportunity for us to recognise and celebrate the common ground between faiths and look to what unites rather than divides us.

I wish you all a happy Eid-ul-Adha”.

Published 15 November 2010