Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday wished the Muslims a 'blessed and peaceful' Ramadan.
In a message on the eve of the fasting month, he said, Ramadan is a significant and blessed time for the Muslims around the world, "who gather to commemorate the revelation of the Quran, and commit to achieving greater restraint, self-sacrifice and compassion," according to a media release of Australian High Commission in Dhaka.
"As Australian Muslims observe the fasting month, I hope you find peace and fulfillment in the sacred traditions, and strength in the knowledge that your brothers and sisters throughout the world are sharing in these with you, the Prime Minister said.
Turnbull said Australians are fortunate to live in the most successful multicultural country in the world, where they are free to express their cultural and religious beliefs, and to nurture faith from one generation to the next.
"The shared commitment of all our citizens to our values of mutual respect, friendship, inclusion, rule of law and peace is what lies at the heart of our success," he added.
The Australian premier said, "Australian Muslims have made a significant contribution to building our vibrant multicultural society. I wish all those observing this holy month a blessed and peaceful Ramadan."