Japanese Prime Minister to host “Iftar” (fast-breaking Dinner during the Holy Month of Ramazan)

Islamabad, July 31, 2013 (PPI-OT): 1. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will invite the ambassadors of Islamic nations and others to an “Iftar” (fast-breaking dinner during the Holy Month of Ramazan) at the Prime Minister’s Office on the evening of July 31.

2. The purpose of this invitation is to promote mutual understanding between Japan and the Islamic world.

3. About 40* representatives from the Islamic Diplomatic Corps in Tokyo will participate in the Iftar and provide their local cuisines. The first-ever Arab-African sumo wrestler Osunaarashi (Otake stable, Juryo Division) from Dakhalia, Egypt is invited. He attained more wins than losses at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament while fasting as a Muslim during the month of Ramadan.

Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Brunei Darussalam, Egypt, Guinea, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyz, Lebanon, Libya, Maldives, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Authority, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan and Yemen.

For more information, contact:
Khurram Sohail
Media Advisor
Consulate General of Japan
6/2 Civil Lines, Abdullah Haroon Road,
Karachi, 75530,
Pakistan
G. P. O. Box No. 3745
TEL: +92-21 3522-0800 (Ext: 134)
FAX: +92-21 3522-0820
Cell: 0345-2397354
Email: khurram.sohail@kr.mofa.go.jp

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