Notice to the Press
Washington, DC
September 14, 2009


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