OTTAWA – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday extended wishes to Muslims in Canada and around the globe on the start of Ramazan.

In a video message posted by Canadian Premier on Twitter he said, “Today, Muslims in Canada and around the world will mark the beginning of Ramazan. Over the coming month, people will gather in mosques and homes to pray, fast during the daytime and in the evening break their fast and enjoy iftars together.”

“Families and friends will reflect on the values at the heart of Ramazan, like compassion, gratitude, and generosity,” Trudeau added.

The Canadian premier further said, “Ramazan reminds all of us that we can do more to put those values into practice, appreciate our many blessings, and put the needs of others before our own.”

“Here in Canada, it’s also a chance to celebrate our country’s Muslim communities and the important contributions Muslim Canadians make every day. On behalf of our family, Sophie and I wish all those celebrating a blessed and peaceful Ramazan.”

Trudeau has been made headlines in the past for promoting multiculturalism.

The Islamic holy month of Ramazan will begin on Thursday in Canada, USA, Europe and the Middle East.