Kuwaiti delegation in New York celebrates Ramadan

By Mohammad Al-Otaibi

NEW YORK, June 15 (KUNA) — Kuwaiti Permanent Representative Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi invited the Permanent delegates to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the Islamic-based consulates, and representatives of Muslim communities in New York for Iftar.
“Kuwait donated two-thirds of the cost for building the largest mosque in Manhattan, New York, which can accommodate hundreds of people. It serves educational and religious needs for Muslim communities,” Al-Otaibi told KUNA late Tuesday.
He added that the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs of Kuwait is keen to send Imams in Ramadan to lead Tarawih prayers and participate in various religious activities.
He lauded the initiative of the Islamic Cultural Center in distributing Iftar meals daily in the mosques for around 900 people.
Ambassador Al-Otaibi chairs the Board of Trustees of the Islamic Cultural Center of New York, which consists of two mosques and a school. (end) mao.mar