By Samar Rassam-Whitticombe, CEO of Somer Industrial Projects (SIP).
This is an extract from an article originally published by Nina Iraq, and is reproduced here with permission.
After celebrating the end of Ramadan, I hope that everyone experienced a welcoming Eid al-Fitr.
Unfortunately, the time of joy for Iraqi citizens was tinged with sadness due to memories of their missing loved ones. Around the world, families, friends and neighbours gathered to share traditional food and congratulate each other on achieving the test of Ramadan.
I am proud to say that I attended Iftar. It was wonderful to see so many people, representing different cultures, colours and backgrounds joined together in harmony.
I know that all alike are thinking that people, irrespective of their beliefs, are hoping and praying that peace will soon endure in Iraq.
This same message was shared in the greeting by Adel Abdul-Mahdi, the Iraqi Oil Minister, congratulating the Iraqi people on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.