IWG hosts ‘Ramadan Around the World’ virtual meeting.

International Women’s Group (IWG) – Kuwait celebrated the holy month of Ramadan in a virtual meeting that showcased the customs and traditions of Bangladesh, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine and Turkey, with presentations organized by the respective embassies. The event was held recently under the patronage of Sheikha Hanouf Bader Al-Muhamad Al Sabah, spouse to Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Honorary President of the IWG – Kuwait.

Ambreen Mustafa, spouse of the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and President of IWG, delivered the welcome speech and Rima Khalidi, spouse of the Ambassador of the State of Palestine and Vice president of IWG introduced the honored presenters.

Sheikha Hanouf Bader Al-Muhamad Al Sabah, Honorary President of the IWG.

Sheikha Hanouf in a special videotaped Ramadan speech said: “Dear friends in the International Women’s Group, Ramadan teaches us valuable lessons about the importance of trying our utmost to do good and of seeking to help the less fortunate. We in this group take pride in all our women, who have taken the initiative to serve the community and to improve Kuwait and humanity.”

She also extended her best wishes for universal health, prosperity and peace and stressed the importance of adherence to state guidelines in the fight against the pandemic during the holy month of Ramadan and moving forward. IWG’s ‘Ramadan Around the World’ presentations included colorful and festive videos of the participating countries’ foods and customs, all beautifully presented and narrated by the IWG honorary member of each country, and Ramadan greetings from several Ambassadors, including:

* General Md Ashikuzzaman, Ambassador Bangladesh to the state of Kuwait and his spouse Nahid Niaz.
* Manar Kreshan, spouse of the Ambassador of Jordan to the state of Kuwait.
* Sharpiah Ab Raman, spouse of the Ambassador of Malaysia to the state of Kuwait.
* Kathiya Alkharusi, spouse of the Ambassador of Oman to the state of Kuwait.

* Ambreen Mustafa, spouse of the Ambassador of Pakistan to the state of Kuwait.
* Rami Tahboub, Ambassador of Palestine to the State of Kuwait and his spouse Rima Khalidi.
* Aysa Hilal Koytak, Ambassador of Turkey to the state of Kuwait.

Ambreen Mustafa, spouse of the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and President of IWG (right) and Rima Khalidi, spouse of the Ambassador of the State of Palestine and Vice president of IWG.

The Ramadan traditions of Kuwait were expertly presented by Sarah Al-Bakar of KTV 2 who took members through a wonderful and detailed cultural journey covering special Ramadan foods, clothing and customs such as Abu Tubaila, Zaad and girgian. The event concluded with special thanks to the distinguished presenters, volunteers, online participants and the IWG board members for making the event a great success.

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