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William Hague issues message celebrating Eid al-Adha

British Foreign Secretary William Hague sent best wishes to Muslims across the world and stated he thinks in particular of Syrian refugees living in neighbouring countries and further afield.

According to a statement released from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Hague expressed his best wishes to Muslims across the world as people and families gather to celebrate Eid al-Adha.

"This celebration marks the completion of the Hajj pilgrimage to Makkah, one of the pillars of the Muslim faith" he noted.

Touching onto the humanitarian crisis in Syria, Hague stressed that many Syrians were sadly unable to celebrate Eid al-Adha in the peace and security.

"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" the British foreign secretary added.

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