President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has congratulated the people of Uzbekistan on Eid al-Adha.
According to the ECO Cultural Institute, quoting Fars News Agency in Tashkent, the full text of the President’s congratulations is provided below.
"I am very pleased to sincerely congratulate all Muslims in our country, all our people on the blessed Eid al-Adha, a symbol of peace, gratitude, kindness and generosity.
Taking this opportunity, on behalf of our people, we send our sincere greetings and congratulations to all the Muslim community on earth, our foreign friends and partners, who are celebrating this sacred holiday.
The fact that this year’s Eid al-Adha is taking place on the eve of the glorious 30th anniversary of our country’s independence further enhances its unique spirit.
To live in peace and tranquility in an independent country with great goals, to work honestly is in harmony with the noble ideas of our sacred religion.
In recent years, due to the selfless work of our people, great work has been done to restore, develop and promote our sacred religion, national and religious values.
Today, along with the legal rights and freedoms of the citizens of Uzbekistan, the needs and requirements in the field of religion are fully being met. In this regard, it should be noted that a new version of the Law “On Freedom of Conscience and Religious Organizations” was recently adopted.
We all know that one of the most important principles of lasting peace in a society is social and religious tolerance. Our greatest asset is that the representatives of different faiths in our country are one family, living in an atmosphere of friendship and solidarity. They make a worthy contribution to the development of our Motherland.
Over the centuries, our people have created a unique school of experience in the harmonious development of religious and secular sciences. The practical confirmation of this idea can be seen in the example of the invaluable legacy of our great scholars, who amazed the world with their unique scientific discoveries, spiritual and enlightenment thinking.
I am convinced that our noble people will take advantage of these opportunities to bring up the younger generation and achieve great success.
In the current pandemic period, the proposal made by our experienced scholars to perform religious prayers at home is undoubtedly the most appropriate decision to protect the life and health of our people.
I sincerely congratulate you once again on the blessed Eid al-Adha and wish you all good health, happiness, peace and prosperity to your families."