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Muslims congratulated at Beijing banquet

By Xu Wei ( Updated: 2016-09-12 20:24

The president of the Islamic Association of China extended his best wishes to Muslims living in China and across the world as the association held a banquet in Beijing to celebrate the Eid al-Adha on Monday.

Xilalunding Chen Guangyuan, the association's president, was joined at the banquet by Vice-Premier Liu Yandong and Sun Chunlan, head of the United Front Work Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, as they congratulated Muslims across the country for Eid al-Adha, which marks the end of the annual Hajj to Mecca.

Chen addressed the celebration by extending his greetings to Muslims living in China and across the world, and thanked local Islam associations and communities for their support.

He added that the association had successfully held a symposium on resisting extremism and retaining social stability in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region this year, which will contribute to the region's stability and development.

He also shared wishes that the Chinese Muslims currently making their pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, will successfully fulfill their duty.

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