MESSAGE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC TO THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY OF THE CELEBRATION OF IDUL ADHA ON 1 SETEMBER

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My fellow Muslim countrymen!
Today we celebrate Idul Adha, a festival of great significance to the Muslim community.
This day incites strong feelings on you as Timorese citizens which are based on the values on which your faith is built and are representative of unity and sharing.
It is a pleasure and a great honour to join you in this celebration.
By joining you at this ceremony of great solemnity, I bear witness to the religious tolerance of the Timorese who respect each other, respect other people’s religious beliefs, as the Constitution requires.
I praise the values that Islam upholds and I believe that we will steadfastly promote and develop this spirit of tolerance and coexistence among peoples of different religions in our country.
Therefore I take this opportunity to point out the values that the Muslim community adhere to in this celebration: solidarity, generosity and charity towards our most vulnerable fellow countrymen. These values give a significant contribution to national and social cohesion, because they unite us as one People.
As President of the Republic I will promote these values, and join you and other religious communities to ensure well-being for all as one People!
I salute and congratulate you on this occasion as we celebrate the sacrifice feast.
MESSAGE ADDRESSED TO THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC ON THE OCCASION OF THE CELEBRATION OF IDUL ADHA ON 1 SETEMBER