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United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres. Image Credit: Reuters

New York: UN Secretary-General António Guterres extended his warmest wishes as millions of Muslims around the world will begin observing the Holy Month of Ramadan.

‘’Ramadan embodies the values of peace, resilience, and generosity. It is a period of reflection and prayer, an opportunity to come together and uplift each other,'' said Guterres in a video message on the occasion of the beginning of Ramadan.

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‘’Sadly, many will mark this month while facing conflict, displacement, and fear. My thoughts and heart are with them. I wish to express a special message of solidarity and support to all those suffering from the horrors in Gaza.''

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In these trying times, the spirit of Ramadan is a beacon of hope, a reminder of our shared humanity, he said:'' Let us all be inspired: To heal divisions; To support those in need; And to work as one for the safety and dignity of every member of the human family.”

‘’May this Holy Month bring peace and guide us towards a more just and compassionate world. Ramadan Kareem.''