Trump hosts first iftar dinner

Washington, June 7: US President Donald Trump hosted his first iftar dinner to celebrate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, calling Islam “one of the world’s great religions”. During the dinner on Wednesday, Trump extolled the virtues of Ramadan and called for cooperation in the Middle East, reports The Hill magazine. “Tonight as we enjoy a magnificent dinner at the White House, let us strive to embody the grace and goodwill that mark the Ramadan season,” Trump told attendees. “Let us pray for peace and justice and let us resolve that these values will guide us as we work together to build a bright and prosperous future that does honour and glory to God.” Trump broke nearly two decades of presidential tradition last year when he did not host an iftar dinner, The Hill reported. (IANS)