In Vesak Message, Ambassador Haidari Calls for Compassion and Charity Amid COVID-19 Crisis

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On behalf of the people of Afghanistan, I extend our wishes of peace and joy to all Sri Lankans, who celebrate the Vesak Day.

The essence of Ramadan reminds us that the Buddhist and Muslim communities across the world share values of compassion, charity, self-struggle, peace, tolerance, and co-existence. Indeed, there is no better time than now, during the global COVID-19 crisis, to practice these shared values towards one another and the whole human-family. That may be the best way to honor these values and to celebrate the founder of Buddhism, Siddhartha Gautama, this Vesak.

May you all enjoy a peaceful, joyful, and self-enlightening Vesak weekend.

Ambassador M. Ashraf Haidari - May 7, 2020

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