US President Sends Eid Congratulatory Message to His Somali Counterpart

On the eve of the Muslims Eid Al Ad-ha, the president of the United States of America Barack Obama on Friday sent a congratulatory message to his Somali counterpart Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed to wish him a good Eid festival.

An emailed press statement from the office of Somali President said Friday that the kind message from Obama shows the great cooperation between both countries and how the United States is interested in reintroducing peace into the war-torn horn of African country.

“The American people join Michele and me in extending best wishes to you and all Somali people as you are celebrating the Eid Al Ad-ha” the United States president said in his message to Somali leader which was distributed to the media through the Somali presidential information office on Friday.

“It is my hope that people everywhere will embrace the spirit of devotion and sacrifice that the Eid Al Ad-ha embodies and continue their efforts to achieve peace and goodwill among all human kind in compassionate and selfless manner” President Obama said in his congratulatory message.

“May you and the people of Somalia enjoy many blessings in the years to come” Obama added in his statement.

President Obama Message to Somali president comes as Muslims around the world are due to celebrate the Eid Al-Ad-ha on next Tuesday.

Shafi’i Mohyaddin Abokar is the NewsBlaze Somalia reporter. Shafi’i has extensive experience in journalism, international relations, and football management. He is the founder of Somali Sports Press Association, a long-time sports journalist and a member of the International Sports Press Association.

Shafi’i has a Master’s Degree in international Relations obtained at De Montfort University in Leicester and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Multimedia journalism from the University of Northampton. The photo shows Shafi’i in action while at CAF Centre of Excellence in Cameroon.