Radio Taiwn International
President Tsai Ing-wen on Sunday posted a special Facebook video greeting for Muslims celebrating
Eid al-Fitr. Eid, which was observed on Sunday in Taiwan, marks the end of Ramadan, a holy month of fasting. The date for the start of Eid varies throughout the world, and is determined by local religious authorities.
In her greeting, the president offered her best wishes to Muslims around the world, and in particular, to the many Muslim migrant workers in Taiwan who are celebrating the end of Ramadan. She thanked the migrant workers for all that they do for the people of Taiwan, and wished them health and happiness.
Tsai said that Taiwan is a friendly country which values diversity and equality. Since taking office last year, she said, her administration had put many policies into effect that she hoped would enable Muslims to feel the friendliness of the Taiwan people. Those include promoting the certification of Halal foods and travel services for Muslims, as well as creating more prayer rooms and helping host cultural events for Muslims.
President Tsai said that Islamic culture had broadened the horizons of people in Taiwan and enriched the local culture. She encouraged the people of Taiwan to also join in the celebrations.