AU Special Representative wishes the people of Somalia a happy Eid al-Fitr

Mogadishu, 4 June 2018 – The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Madeira, extends his warm and best wishes to the government and the people of Somalia on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.

On behalf of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), Ambassador Madeira congratulates Muslims in Somalia upon completion of the holy month of Ramadan.

“The holy month of Ramadan is a time to reflect on the teachings of Islam and reinforce the virtues of sharing and self-sacrifice. As we come to an end of Ramadan, let us use this opportunity to renew our commitment to a peaceful and prosperous Somalia and to remind ourselves of the responsibility that we have to one another and to the Almighty,” said Ambassador Madeira.

He congratulates the Somali security forces for beefing up security in the capital, Mogadishu, and other parts of the country and ensuring a peaceful Ramadan.

Ambassador Madeira reiterated AMISOM’s commitment to continue working with the Somali leadership to ensure a peaceful transition and in helping the country move forward in the direction of peace, unity and stability.