Zalingei, 30 May 2019 – On behalf of the African Union – United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), I would like to extend greetings and best wishes to the people of Sudan on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr. Eid Mubarak.
Eid al-Fitr is a time for forgiveness, kindness, and compassion. These qualities are the essence of Islam. Eid is a time of joy and celebration; a time to make peace with all neighbors, relatives and friends, and resolve differences.
This auspicious occasion provides an opportunity to rejuvenate bonds of kinship, peace and demonstrate tolerance and sympathy towards each other. In the context of Darfur, it is to be hoped that the goodwill of the season will add a new impetus to peace, reconciliation, development and prosperity. The people of Darfur deserve nothing less.
As the Mission undergoes its reconfiguration process that leads to its eventual exit from Darfur by June 2020, I would like to reiterate UNAMID’s ultimate commitment to exert all possible efforts, within its mandate, capability and available resources, to support peace and reconciliation efforts across Darfur.
African Union – United Nations Joint Special Representative/Joint Chief Mediator