The ambassadors of US and France to Bangladesh, Earl Miller and Jean-Marin Schuh, respectively, have greeted Bangladeshis on the on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, reports UNB.
“I know it is also a challenging time for many. Our thoughts and hearts go out to all those most directly affected by the recent floods and so many, everywhere, by COVIC-19,” Earl Miller said in a message on Friday conveying Eid Mubarak to all.
The US ambassador said they honour the memory of those they have lost to the pandemic and wish those who are ill.
“We send our best to their families and loved ones and hope they can draw comfort and strength from the compassionate values at the heart of Islam,” he said in the message.
“In the spirit of Eid and our common humanity, let us reach out to those in need and help protect each other by wearing a mask when we leave our homes, staying home as much as possible, particularly if we are not feeling well, practicing social distancing and frequently washing our hands.”
Ambassador of France to Bangladesh Jean-Marin Schuh said in a message, “Despite the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, Eid-ul-Azha brings the message of happiness. It is a joyous day when the joy is spread out amongst all.”
"As the holy Eid-ul-Azha once again comes to us after a year, I wish all of you a very happy and peaceful Eid. Eid means joy, Eid means happiness. Again happy Eid wishes to all of you," he said.
On the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, acting high commissioner of the UK to Bangladesh Javed Patel also issued a video message.
On behalf of the British high commission Dhaka, he wished everyone Eid Mubarak.