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Eid al-Fitr a time of consensus and moderation: Fletcher

Fletcher said that Eid fell at a time when many of those marking it were suffering, including those displaced from their homes. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

BEIRUT: British Ambassador to Lebanon Tom Fletcher said over the weekend that Eid al-Fitr was an opportunity to reflect on how consensus, tolerance and moderation could be built in Lebanon and elsewhere

“As the end of the holy month of Ramadan approaches, over 2 million of my fellow countrymen and women will be getting ready to celebrate Eid al-Fitr,” Fletcher wrote in his Eid message. “It will be a time for many there and here in Lebanon to share quality time with family and friends.

Fletcher said that Eid fell at a time when many of those marking it were suffering, including those displaced from their homes.

“I am proud that the U.K. government, and the U.K. Muslim community, does so much to get them food, medicine, shelter and solidarity,” he wrote.

“Eid al-Fitr, like the holy month of Ramadan, is an opportunity to reflect on how we can build consensus, tolerance and moderation, in Lebanon and elsewhere,” Fletcher added. “We want to do so with all who are ready to promote dialogue and coexistence.”

“Wherever you spend your Eid, I wish you all a very happy, peaceful and blessed Eid al-Fitr,” Fletcher’s message concluded.

 

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