Trump to host Iftar dinner after skipping it last year

Published: June 03, 2018 12:57:25 | Updated: June 05, 2018 10:41:43

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US President Donald Trump will host an Iftar event at the White House on Wednesday.

The Iftar programme will be followed by a dinner but the guest list was not made available, according to a New York Times report run by UNB.

The dinner will revive a tradition that Republican and Democratic presidents have carried out for years during Ramadan, when Muslims across the world fast during the daylight hours.

The Iftar at the White House is usually attended by prominent members of the Muslim community, diplomats and Congress members.

Earlier, at the beginning of Ramadan, in a statement the president said, "Ramadan reminds us of the richness Muslims add to the religious tapestry of American life."

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