I would like to extend my warmest wishes to the people of Bahrain for a happy Eid al-Adha and to congratulate all those performing Hajj.
On this most holy of days, millions of Muslims around the world, including from Bahrain and the United States, join in this pilgrimage and offer alms to honor Abraham’s sacrifice. Eid Al-Adha celebrates Muslims’ devotion to God and underscores the importance of sacrifice, family, and compassion for those less fortunate, cardinal values that our great religions share. As we gather together with family and dear friends, I take this moment to reflect on the enduring friendship between the people of Bahrain and the people of the United States. This friendship between our peoples dates back to the early years of the 20th century with the establishment of the American Mission Hospital. These modest beginnings grew into close, enduring relations characterized by cooperation across many fields, including security, trade, and education.
I look forward to strengthening the strategic partnership between the United States and the Kingdom of Bahrain. On behalf of the American people and the U.S. Embassy family, Hajj Mabrour and Eid Mubarak!