Statement by Secretary Pompeo: On the Occasion of Eid al-Fitr

June 14, 2018

On the Occasion of Eid al-Fitr

On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, I extend my best wishes to our Muslim friends and partners celebrating Eid al-Fitr.

This holiday marks the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting, charity, compassion, and reflection. Eid al-Fitr reminds all of us in the United States and abroad, Muslims and non-Muslims alike, to maintain the spirit and lessons of Ramadan throughout the year: to promote peace, to be of service to those who are suffering and displaced, to respect diversity, and to empathize with everyone around us.

The United States is proud of the strong relationships we have built with Muslim nations and communities around the world. We are also proud of the contributions of the 3.4 million American Muslims who deeply enrich our social fabric on a daily basis. These contributions reflect the United States’ bedrock principles of religious pluralism and public service.

As you mark this special holiday with loved ones, I wish you peace and prosperity in the coming year. Eid Mubarak.