European leaders and top officials on Tuesday extend greetings to Muslims celebrating Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice.
“I would like to wish Muslims celebrating here in the UK and across the world, a joyous and blessed Eid al-Adha,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Twitter.
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon wrote on Twitter: “Wishing Eid Mubarak to Muslims here and around the world – hope it’s a peaceful and joyous day.”
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic also extended Eid greetings to Muslims.
“I want you to celebrate the Eid holidays in the spirit of tradition and customs, sharing the joy with your loved ones, friends, and neighbors. May the message of Eid al-Adha be an inspiration for strengthening the true values of love, peace, tolerance, and coexistence,” Vucic said.
“I would like to take this opportunity to testify to the determination of the Republic of Serbia to strengthen and develop our state for the benefit of all its citizens with mutual respect and understanding,” he added.
Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said that unity is the way to overcome difficult times.
“On the day of the great holiday, I would like to say once again that only unity and faith in true values can save us in times full of challenges,” said Brnabic.
Serbian Foreign Minister Nikola Selakovic, Defense Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic, Justice Minister Maja Popovic, Labor Minister Darija Kisic Tepavcevic, as well as head of the Directorate for Cooperation with Religious Communities Vladimir Roganovic also send Eid greetings to Muslims.
North Macedonian President Stevo Pendarovski wished for good health, joy, and well-being on the Muslim holiday.
Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said may these holy days be filled with a spirit of patience, generosity, a desire for mutual respect, understanding, and solidarity.
Foreign Affairs Minister Bujar Osmani wished Muslims to have a blessed feast and joyful day.
Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani said that she wishes Eid will bring greater prosperity and health for Kosovo and all Muslims around the world.
Prime Minister Albin Kurti said: “The sacrifice that is made for good purpose is loved by God, society loves it too. The sacrifice made in good intent makes our hearts happy. We lose something, but we gain a lot. This is the message of this holiday.”