To each of you and to the Muslims around the world, Ramadan Mubarak. In gathering together this evening we honor a sacred tradition of one of the world's great Religions. For the Islamic faithful, the Iftar dinner marks the end of the daily period of fasting and spiritual reflection that occurs throughout the holy month of Ramadan.
Iftar mark the coming together of families and friends to celebrate a timeless message of peace, clarity, and love. Tonight we give thanks for the renewed bonds of friendship and cooperation we have forged with our valued partners from all across the Middle East. Have a very blessed Ramadan. Thank you very much for being here, it's a great honor.