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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

“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