Foreign Secretary William Hague has sent best wishes to Muslims as they gather to celebrate Eid al-Adha.
The celebration of Eid al-Adha marks the completion of the Hajj pilgrimage to Makkah, which is one of the pillars of the Muslim faith.
“It is a cause of celebration for Muslims here in the UK, and indeed in every part of the world,” Mr. Hague said.
The Foreign Secretary said it was sad that many Syrians were unable to celebrate Eid al-Adha in the peace and security they would wish for.
“I think in particular of them, and especially of those living as refugees in neighbouring countries and further afield. It continues to be a personal priority for me to do as much as possible to support the restoration of peace and security to Syria,” Mr. Hague said. “With these reflections, on this important day for Muslim families, I send my warmest wishes of celebration.”