Mogadishu(Mogadishu24)-The Somali people and Muslim Communities across the world on Monday began observing the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, fasting from food, drink and sex between couples during the day.

Somali President, Hassan Sh. Mohamud congratulated the people on the birth of the Ramadan and asked them to help the poor members of the community, urging to pray for the country to get peace and prosperity.

The African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) congratulates the people of Somalia and all Muslim faithful and extends best wishes as they commence the Holy Month of Ramadhan.

“Somalia is known for the strong religious and social ties. May the teachings of Islam inspire us during the Holy Month of Ramadhan and renew our hope and purpose to promote national peace, unity, and reconciliation in Somalia,” said Ambassador Mohamed El-Amine Souef in a statement.

Ambassador Souef also calls on the public to collaborate with the Somali Security Forces and ATMIS to ensure public safety and security and avert any disruptions of peace by Al-Shabaab.

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