Prime Minister Koizumi to Host "Iftar" (Fast-Breaking during Holy Ramadan Month)

October 21, 2005

  1. Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi will invite the Ambassadors from Islamic nations to host an "Iftar" (fast-breaking during Holy Ramadan Month) at his office in the evening of October 24.
  2. 44 representatives from the Islamic Diplomatic Corps in Tokyo will be invited to the Iftar.
  3. The purpose of the Iftar event is to deepen the understanding about Islamic culture with a view to promoting mutual understanding through strengthening dialogue between Japan and the Islamic world.

(Note) The invitees from the Islamic Diplomatic Corps:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Gabon, Guinea, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyz, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Authority, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Yemen

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