KHARTOUM, Sudan, May 24, 2017/APO/ --

Message from the Head of UNAMID on the occasion of Ramadan:

On behalf of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), I would like to extend my best wishes to the Government and people of Sudan, at the start of the Holy month of Ramadan.

Ramadan is a month of worship, reflection and reconciliation; where the basic tenets of tolerance and forgiveness are integral to the practice of fasting. It is my sincere hope that the observance of Ramadan can contribute to achieving peace in Darfur.

At this time of reverence and peace, it is appropriate to reflect on the progress that has been made for the people of Darfur. Since its establishment in 2007, UNAMID has tirelessly advocated for peace and the path of peace has been significantly advanced.

As we move forward, it is our hope that the people of Darfur and Sudan, in general, can translate the essence of Islam as a religion of peace, love and compassion into action by continuing to engage in a constructive and meaningful dialogue that leads to peace, prosperity and a better life for present and future generations.

UNAMID continues its commitment to exert all possible efforts, within its capability and mandate, to support and facilitate such efforts in order to help the parties to the conflict achieve a viable lasting peace in this region.

May the spirit of this Holy month inspire and provide the desire, strength, as well as the determination to achieve durable peace, development and stability in Darfur. 

Ramadan Kareem.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).