Message from Heiko Maas, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, to mark the end of Ramadan (Eid ul‑Fitr)

The picture illustrates Ramadan celebrations.

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04.06.2019 - Article
Heiko Maas
Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, SPD. Berlin, 20.03.2018.© Thomas Imo/photothek.net

​​​​​At the end of Ramadan I would like to wish all people of the Muslim faith a blessed Festival of the Breaking of the Fast, a happy Eid ul‑Fitr.

Ramadan is regarded as a time for reflection and community. In particular, therefore, my thoughts are with the many people around the world who, this year again, have been unable to spend this time peacefully with their families because of war, violence or displacement.

At the same time I am pleased that in Germany, too, the Breaking of the Fast during Ramadan is helping to promote interpersonal contacts across religious boundaries.

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