Canberra: The UAE Embassy in Australia hosted an iftar banquet for top Australian government officials and representatives of the diplomatic missions accredited to the country.
The function was also attended by delegates of charity and civil societies and a number of Emirati students in Australia.
Held in line with the ‘Year of Zayed’ initiative, the function featured some episodes on the humanitarian legacy of the UAE’s founding father and examples of him standing by world peoples irrespective of colour, culture, ethnicity, race and religion.
In Berlin, the UAE Embassy organised an annual iftar event, which saw the attendance of Markus Grübel, Germany’s Commissioner for Global Freedom of Religion; Ayman Mazyek, chairman of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany; and Rabbi Andreas Nakhama, as well as political, economic and cultural figures and Arab and Islamic countries’ ambassadors in Berlin.
Ali Abdullah Al Ahmad, UAE Ambassador to Germany, delivered the opening speech in which he welcomed the guests and congratulated Muslims across the world on the occasion of Ramadan, adding that this holy month is an opportunity to revive the values of love, communication and compassion among people.