Statement by Secretary of State John Kerry on the Occasion of Ramadan

On behalf of the United States Department of State, Teresa and I wish Muslims in the United States and around the world a happy and blessed Ramadan.

Ramadan is a cherished month in Islam. It is a sacred period of prayer and fasting, offering hospitality, and remembering those who are less fortunate.

Through our embassies and consulates around the world, we recognize these important values through Ramadan events, which demonstrate our commitment to promoting social cohesion, diversity, and welcome within our communities.

During this month of peace and renewal, we wish the 1.6 billion Muslims around the world a joyful Ramadan Kareem.