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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Host Iftar Dinner


Notice to the Press
Washington, DC
September 14, 2009

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will host an Iftar dinner to celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan on Tuesday, September 15, 2009, at 7:15p.m., in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.

The Holy Month of Ramadan is a time devoted to worship, contemplation, charity, and fellowship, observed with a daily fast from sun up to sun down. At the end of each day, Muslims traditionally break the fast with a meal known as “Iftar.” Ramadan is the month Muslims believe the Qu’ran was revealed to the Prophet Mohamed; it is a month of reflection, generosity, and compassion for more than a billion Muslims worldwide.

Secretary Clinton will make remarks at approximately 7:45p.m.

The remarks are pool-press-coverage for cameras and stills and open-press for writers.

Pre Set time for Pool Cameras is 6:15 p.m. from the C Street entrance

Final Access time for writers and stills is 6:45 p.m. from the C Street entrance

PRESS CONTACTS:
Media representatives must RSVP to JensenHJ@state.gov by 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 15, 2009. Provide full name, affiliation, citizenship, date of birth, and either a driver’s license including issuing state or passport number.

Office of Press Relations, U.S. Department of State
(202) 647-2492

Media representatives may attend this briefing upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist accompanied by an official photo identification (driver’s license or passport).



PRN: 2009/905

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