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Published:September 13th, 2016 09:48 EST
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UN Secretary-General Extends Greetings for Eid Al Adha

By SOP newswire3

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has wished all Muslims around the world a blessed and peaceful Eid Al Adha.

Eid Al Adha is a celebration of sacrifice for the common good, family and community, and compassion and solidarity with the least amongst us, " said Mr. Ban in a video message for the occasion.

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At a time when societies face complex challenges " violent conflict, displacement, division " let us draw on our common humanity to build a better world for all, " he added.

Similarly, in a separate message, Tadamichi Yamamoto, Secretary-General`s Special Representative for Afghanistan and the head of the UN mission in the country (UNAMA) also extended his best wishes on the occasion.

Eid Al Adha is a time of peace, which Afghans richly deserve, " said Mr. Yamamoto, in a news release issued yesterday by the Mission.

The UN remains a committed partner and supporter of Afghans in their efforts to achieve stability, prosperity and a lasting peace, " he noted, expressing hope that all Afghans will be able to celebrate the occasion with family and friends.

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=54900#.V9f1s62fvIU

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