Ramadan shows there are traditions shared by many faiths, FM tells Ambassadors during an Iftar dinner

Ramadan shows us that despite the uniqueness of each faith, there are traditions that are common and shared by many faiths: prayer and fasting; piety and devotion to our religious beliefs; a time of reflection; the gathering of family and friends, Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides said addressing an Iftar dinner he hosted on Wednesday, for the Ambassadors of countries of the Muslim world, as a sign of respect and recognition of the significance and the underlying message that the Muslim tradition of breaking the fast during Ramadan brings.

Christodoulides said this is an occasion “to renew our commitment to our common values of respect, unity and tolerance and of our commitments to one another- to peace, justice and dignity for all people.”

Furthermore, he conveyed the appreciation of President Anastasiades, his government, as well his own gratitude “to each and every one of you, members of the diplomatic corps accredited to the Republic of Cyprus, for your personal commitment to the relations between Cyprus and your respective countries and peoples.”

Source: Cyprus News Agency