British mission celebrates Ramadan with series of iftar functions

May 22, 2019

Abdulaziz Hammad

Saudi Gazette

The Consulate General of the United Kingdom in Jeddah celebrated the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan hosting several iftar functions for its partners of success in the Saudi community.

The consulate invited several distinguished personalities and diplomats to an iftar in Jeddah on Tuesday.

Another iftar was held in Makkah, for the first time by the British mission in the holy city, aiming to strengthen relations with friends and partners as well as to promote coexistence and tolerance within the spirit of the holy month.

The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office has lately adopted a series of initiatives to promote coexistence and religious diversity.

Within this framework, the British Army provided an opportunity for a group of Muslim soldiers to visit Makkah and Madinah to perform Umrah and pray at the Prophet's Mosque during the holy month.

St. Paul's Cathedral, the mother church of London dating back to the late 17th century, hosted the first Ramadan iftar ever in the presence of the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and Imam Mohamed Mohamud, and many members of the British Muslim community.

"Together we send a clear message: The diversity of London is the foundation of our strength," said Sadiq Khan at the ceremony.

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