RIYADH: Diplomats in Riyadh gathered to share greetings and messages filled with understanding as part of cultural diplomacy during Ramadan, which began on March 23.
Dean of the Diplomatic Corps and Djibouti’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Dya-Eddine Said Bamakhrama, said: “I send best wishes for the blessed month of Ramadan.
“Let it be a time to reflect and count our blessings. May the light of Ramadan shine in your homes, bringing happiness and peace. Wishing you blessings, prosperity throughout the year.”
Welcoming the holy month, Bamakhrama also hosted the heads of diplomatic missions in Riyadh and their families to iftar at the Cultural Palace in the Diplomatic Quarter.
Patrick Simonnet, EU ambassador to Saudi Arabia, said: “I am delighted to extend my sincerest congratulations to the Saudi people and Muslims in the Kingdom on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan. I look forward to further cooperation between the EU and the Kingdom. Blessed Ramadan.”
The US Embassy tweeted: “All employees of the US Embassy in Riyadh wish all our friends and followers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia #RamadanKareem.”
Kazakhstan Ambassador Berik Aryn told Arab News: “I extend my sincere greetings and best wishes to the people of Saudi Arabia and all Muslims. May Allah accept our good deeds and bestow his blessings during the holy month.”
Denmark’s Ambassador, Liselotte Plesner, said: “Ramadan Kareem from the Royal Danish Embassy. We wish you a blessed month.”
Nigeria’s Ambassador, Yahaya Lawal, said: “Ramadan Mubarak and may the blessings of this holy season bring durable peace, progress and prosperity to our troubled world.”
Alexis Konstantopoulos, ambassador of Greece, said: “On behalf of all your Greek friends, I would like to wish our Saudi friends a Ramadan Mubarak. May this holy month bring peace and blessings throughout the world.”
Sri Lanka’s Ambassador, Pakeer Mohideen Amza, said: “I wish to extend my best wishes and greetings. May Allah protect you all, provide good health, accept our prayers, fasting and good deeds during this holy month of Ramadan.”