President Obama congratulates President Thaçi and citizens of Kosovo on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr

Prishtina, July 7th, 2016 – President of the United States, Barack Obama, has sent a congratulatory telegram to the President of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.

Below, we bring you the full telegram of President Obama.

Dear Mr. President:

On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I convey our best wishes to you and the people of your country as you celebrate Eid al-Fitr.

Ramadan is a time when Muslims around the world – including the diverse and vibrant community of Muslim Americans – come together in acts of devotion, charity, and goodwill. It is a time when mosques, cultural centers, and interfaith communities open their doors to neighbors, loved ones, and the less fortunate for iftar meals and dialogue about our shared values and mutual dignity. Albeit brief, Ramadan is an important opportunity to reflect on our common humanity and the values of service and peace.

May this coming year bring you the utmost in joy and prosperity. Eid Mubarak.

Sincerely,

Barack Obama