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Cunningham, Dunford greet Afghans on Eid

Cunningham, Dunford greet Afghans on Eid

Aug 08, 2013 - 16:46

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The US ambassador and ISAFinfo-icon commander on Thursday congratulated the Afghans on marking the first day of religious festival Eidul Fitr.

In his message, US envoy James Cunningham said nearly 7 million Muslims lived in the United States and just as in Afghanistaninfo-icon, Eid was a time of focusing on values which Muslims and people of all faiths shared --- charity, community, cooperation, and compassion.

He said as President Obama stated, “Even as Ramadaninfo-icon holds profound meaning for the worldinfo-icon's 1.5 billion Muslims, it is also a reminder to people of all faiths of our common humanity and the commitment to justice, equality, and compassion shared by all great faiths.”  

As Afghans prepare to celebrate Eid Days with their families, friends and communities, Cunningham reaffirmed the US would continue to stand in support of the people of Afghanistan as they secure a peaceful and prosperous country.

“Let us hold on to this spirit of community and cooperation. I offer best wishes for a blessed holiday. Eid Mubarak! Akhtar Mo Mubarak Sha!”

Meanwhile, ISAF commander Gen. Joseph Dunford said he wished a happy Eidul Fitr to the honourable and peace-loving people of Afghanistan.

In a statement, he said the international community remained committed to the people of Afghanistan through the elections of 2014 and the decade of transformation.

“May the peace and blessing of Almighty God be upon you, your families and the great nation of Afghanistan.”


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