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Expected Attendees at the White House Iftar Dinner

This evening, the President will continue a White House tradition of hosting an Iftar celebrating Ramadan in the State Dining Room.  This is the fourth Iftar hosted by the President.  The Iftar is the meal that breaks the day of fasting, when Muslim families and communities eat together after sunset.

Below is a list of some of the expected attendees at tonight’s White House dinner celebrating Ramadan:

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

The Honorable Andre Carson, United States Representative

The Honorable John Conyers, United States Representative

The Honorable Keith Ellison, United States Representative

DIPLOMATIC CORPS

Mr. Zango Abdu, Minister at the Embassy of Nigeria

His Excellency Yousif Mana Saeed Al Otaiba, United Arab Emirates

His Excellency Adel Ahmed Al-Jubeir, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Her Excellency Hunaina Sultan Al-Mughairy, Sultanate of Oman

His Excellency Mohamed Abdullah M. Al-Rumaihi, State of Qatar

His Excellency Mohammed Al-Hussaini Al-Sharif, League of Arab States, Arab League Mission

Mr. Adel Ahmed Alsuneini, The Charge d'Affaires of Republic of Yemen

His Excellency Abdallah Baali, People's Democratic Republic of Algeria

His Excellency Seydou Bouda, Ambassador of Burkina Faso

His Excellency Daouda Diabate, Republic of Cote d'Ivoire

His Excellency Dino Patti Djalal, Republic of Indonesia

His Excellency Maitine Djoumbe, Republic of Chad  

His Excellency Bienvenu Joseph Foe-Atangana, Republic of Cameroon  

His Excellency Gilbert Galanxhi, Republic of Albania

His Excellency Eklil Ahmad Hakimi, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

His Excellency Othman Bin Hashim, Ambassador of Malaysia 

Mr. Mahmoud Daifallah Hmoud, The Charge d'Affaires of Jordan 

His Excellency Akan Ismaili, Republic of Kosovo

Mr. Fakhraddin Ismayilov, The Chargé d'Affaires of the Republic of Azerbaijan

His Excellency Bayney Ram Karran, Cooperative Republic of Guyana

His Excellency Al Maamoun Baba Lamine Keita, Republic of Mali  

His Excellency Sergey Ivanovich Kislyak, Russian Federation

Her Excellency Mwanaidi Sinare Maajar, United Republic of Tanzania 

Her Excellency Jadranka Negodic, Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina

His Excellency Ilhomjon Tuychievich Nematov, Republic of Uzbekistan 

His Excellency Alieu Momodou Ngum, Republic of The Gambia

His Excellency Cheik Niang, Ambassador to the Republic of Senegal

His Excellency Roble Olhaye, Republic of Djibouti

His Excellency Meret Bairamovich Orazov, Ambassador of Turkmenistan 

His Excellency Michael Scott Oren, PhD, State of Israel

His Excellency Akramul Qader, People's Republic of Bangladesh

Her Excellency Sherry Rehman, Islamic Republic of Pakistan  

His Excellency Nuriddin Shamsov, Republic of Tajikistan

His Excellency Sameh Hassan Shoukry, Arab Republic of Egypt

His Excellency Maman Sambo Sidikou, Republic of Niger

Mr. Tahsin Timur Soylemez, The Charge d'Affaires of the Republic of Turkey

His Excellency Bockari Kortu Stevens, Republic of Sierra Leone

Her Excellency Amelia Narciso Sumbana, Republic of Mozambique  

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