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Thousands of Ethiopian Muslims attend Grand Street Iftar in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, April 29, 2022 (FBC) – Tens of thousands of Ethiopian Muslims gathered at a central square in Addis Ababa today for a massive evening Iftar meal and prayers.

Gusts from various parts of the world who responded to the call made by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for the Eid-to-Eid Great Ethiopian Home Coming are taking part in the Iftar program.

Addressing the gatherings, Deputy Mayor of Addis Ababa, Jantirar Abay congratulated the attendees for the Grand Iftar and prayer event.

The Deputy Mayor appreciated the Muslim Community and Ethiopians at large for thwarting plot by some anti-peace elements to cause a religious strife in the country.

“The government is working to hold those involving in inflicting the conflict accountable,” Jantirar said. He further called on the Muslims to pray for peace and prosperity for Ethiopia.

“Christianity and Islamism have peacefully co-existed in Ethiopia for more than a century, he said, calling for unity and love. He finally expressed best wishes to Ethiopian Muslims for joyful Eid Festival.

The event, the second of its kind in the capital, came at a time Ethiopia is preparing to host a Grand Eid-to-Eid Great Ethiopian Home coming program.

The faithful have also attended the Maghrib Prayers at the Iftar program, according to organizations of the event.

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