Prime Minister Abe to Host "Iftar" Dinner

October 16, 2006

  1. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will invite the Ambassadors from Islamic nations to host an "Iftar" (fast-breaking Ramadan dinner) at the Prime Minister's Office on the evening of October 17.
  2. 44 representatives from the Islamic Diplomatic Corps in Tokyo will be invited to the Iftar.
  3. The purpose of this event is to deepen understanding about Islamic culture and to promote mutual understanding between Japan and the Islamic world through dialogue.

(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, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Yemen

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