Search

 

Cablegate: Yemen 2004 Ramadan Strategy

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS SANAA 002836

SIPDIS

PLEASE PASS TO R, IIP, PA, AND DRL/IRF

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL OIIP KPAO KIRF
SUBJECT: YEMEN 2004 RAMADAN STRATEGY

REF: SECSTATE 219905

1. Per reftel, Post reports the following Ramadan programming
for 2004.

2. Third Annual PD Iftar. Post,s major event was its annual
Iftar dinner on 11/03. Invitees included ROYG officials, NGO
heads and representatives, media and cultural contacts, as
well as embassy staff. The Ambassador conveyed Ramadan
greetings from the President. In light of the Iftar,s
theme,"Respect for Islam in the US," an Arabic translated
version of "Muslim Life in America" was also presented.

3. Embassy Iftar Dinners for the Needy. On 11/06-11/07, the
Ambassador sponsored two Iftar dinners for the
disenfranchised through the Sada Society, a Yemeni NGO. The
Iftar dinners were billed "from the American people."

4. FSN Iftar. The FSNs sponsored a post-wide Iftar on 11/05.
Several members of the embassy community fasted in a
demonstration of solidarity with observing embassy staff.
The FSN community provided food and entertainment in the
spirit of Ramadan.

5. Ambassador's attendance at a locally hosted "diwaniya."
PD is examining the possibility of the Ambassador,s
attendance at a local Ramadan tent, known regionally as a
"diwaniya" or "mafraj," where Yemenis gather after Iftar to
listen to music and discuss the day,s events. No date has
been set.

6. All PD sponsored Ramadan events emphasize respect for
Islam and the Muslim people. Post will keep Department
informed should additional events be planned or implemented.
KRAJESKI

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 


Myanmar: Military Must Stop Murdering And Jailing Protestors – Bachelet

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Thursday said security forces in Myanmar must “halt their vicious crackdown on peaceful protestors,” following another day of deadly violence across the country on Wednesday... More>>

Syria: Economic Decline, Rising Hunger And Surging Humanitarian Needs

Syria’s fragile economy has “suffered multiple shocks” over the past 18 months, with its currency plummeting and joblessness swelling as people struggle to cover their basic needs, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council ... More>>

OECD: Final Quarter Of 2020 Shows Continued Recovery In G20 International Merchandise Trade

G20 international merchandise trade continued to rebound in the fourth quarter of 2020 ( exports up 7.2% and imports up 6.8%), following the sharp falls seen in the first half of 2020, as lockdown measures affected trade globally. Although growth ... More>>


Focus On: UN SDGs


UNFCCC: Greater Climate Ambition Urged As Initial NDC Synthesis Report Is Published

UN Climate Change today published the Initial NDC Synthesis Report, showing nations must redouble efforts and submit stronger, more ambitious national climate action plans in 2021 if they’re to achieve the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global temperature rise by 2°C—ideally 1.5°C—by the end of the century... More>>


2021: Critical Year To ‘reset Our Relationship With Nature’ – UN Chief

During this time of “crisis and fragility”, the UN chief told the United Nations Environment Assembly on Monday that human well-being and prosperity can be vastly improved by prioritizing nature-based solutions. Painting a picture of the turmoil ... More>>


Paris Agreement: UN Secretary-General António Guterres To Mark U.S. Reentry With Envoy For Climate John Kerry

Watch live at webtv.un.org UN Secretary-General António Guterres will join U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John F. Kerry at an event marking the United States’ reentry into the Paris Agreement this Friday. The discussion with the Secretary-General ... More>>