ISLAMABAD, APR 29 /DNA/ – Australia’s Acting High Commissioner to Pakistan Joanne Frederiksen sends his warmest wishes to Muslims in Pakistan, Australia and around the world on Eid ul Fitr. In her message she said:
“I send my warmest good wishes to Muslims here in Pakistan, back home in Australia, and right around the world, who are celebrating the festival of Eid al-Fitr.
Eid is a joyous occasion, to be celebrated with family and friends – a truly special time.
In Australia, we take pride in being an open and diverse multi-ethnic and multi-faith democracy.
With every Eid celebration we are given an opportunity to reflect on the invaluable contribution Australian Muslims make to the Australian community.
Australia and Pakistan’s people-to-people links continue to deepen and grow. Today, more than 85,000 Pakistanis call Australia home. These links draw on over 70 years of friendship between our two countries, underpinned by a shared Commonwealth heritage, engagement on peace and security, steady trade ties, cooperation on education and our common love of cricket.
So on behalf of Australia – let me wish you a happy a peaceful celebration.