TOKYO: Japan’s Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu extended his congradulations to all Muslims in Japan and around the world upon Eid al-Fitr.
“We would like to express our respect to all Muslims who are making great efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 during Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr” Minister Motegi said in the message to Muslim countries. “We had to cancel the Iftar reception, which is hosted in Holy month of Ramadan every year for Muslim diplomatic corps in Tokyo and other guests, due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the following declaration of the state of emergency in Japan.
In addition, foreign minister Motegi said “We highly value our relations of trust with Muslim countries, and we have strengthened the relations in various fields such as politics, security, economy and culture. While we are facing the global crisis, namely the pandemic of COVID-19, we would like to cooperate closely with the international community including all Muslims in order to overcome this challenge, and further deepen the cordial relationships with Muslim countries.”
On this occasion of Eid al-Fitr, we would like to express our solidarity with Muslim friends, and wish for early convergence of COVID-19, as well as your health and happiness.” Motegi said in the message that was released by the foreign ministry in Tokyo.