ANKARA 

Canada’s prime minister on Friday extended greetings to Muslims around the globe on the start of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting.

“Wishing a blessed Ramadan to Muslims observing the month at home this year. By coming together virtually, we’ll be able to stay connected and still honour the values at the heart of Islam – compassion, peace, and service to others. Ramadan Mubarak!” Justin Trudeau said in a tweet along with a video message.

In the video, Trudeau said the “month-long spiritual journey of fasting and prayer” is traditionally a time of “collective gathering” but will “look different”

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