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American Jordanians share iftar in Washington

By JT - Jun 03,2017 - Last updated at Jun 03,2017

AMMAN — Jordanians in the DC metro area gathered on Saturday evening to enjoy their first fast-breaking iftar meal together in celebration of the holy month of Ramadan, according to a statement by the organisers.

Set up by the Jordanian-American Association of Washington DC (JAADC), the gathering was part of the association's social activities to strengthen ties between Jordanians living in Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland, the statement said.

"Ramadan has always been a month of community and togetherness. It is truly a treat to be breaking bread together with our fellow Jordanians here," the statement quoted Rami Rihani, President of JAADC, as saying.

JAADC is a non-profit organisation that aims to provide the Jordanian-American community in Washington, DC with a civic, social and philanthropic platform to unite and empower the community, stregthen ties between the American and Jordanian people, and promote Jordan's cultural heritage in the USA, according to the statement.

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