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Eid is a time for family and friends: Bainimarama

Former Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says Eid is a time for family, friends, loved ones, and the community to honor the love that our sisters and brothers of the Islamic faith.

The former Prime Minister said he and his wife Mary extend their warmest greetings and best wishes to every Fijian celebrating Eid-Ul-Fitr.

Bainimarama said wherever you may be, we hope you have a special and joyous time with friends and family.

He said as a united people, we take great pride in our multiculturalism on this day and every day.

The former Prime Minister said together, as a country, we welcomed Easter a week ago; we celebrated Holi last week, and today we celebrate Eid.

He said being able to do this with respect, tolerance, and understanding is what makes our country unique in a world that is currently so divided.

Bainimarama said his Christian faith teaches him that he must do all he can to ensure that this remains the bedrock of a united country, now and always.

He said sadly, some are not able to celebrate Eid as they live under the terrible specter of war.

“Let us all take time today to reflect on the unacceptable and heartbreaking suffering of the people of Gaza and pray for permanent peace.”

Ilaitia Ravuwai
Ilaitia Ravuwai
Journalist | news@fijilive.com

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