Ambassador Sullivan in a picture with some dignitaries at the Iftar. Left to Right: Sheikh Aremeyaw Shaibu, Most Rev. Professor Emmanuel Asante, Chief Abdul Qadir Tahir, U.S. Ambassador Sullivan, and the Ameer of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission Maulvi Alhaji Mohammed Bin Salih.
Ambassador Sullivan in a picture with some dignitaries at the Iftar. Left to Right: Sheikh Aremeyaw Shaibu, Most Rev. Professor Emmanuel Asante, Chief Abdul Qadir Tahir, U.S. Ambassador Sullivan, and the Ameer of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission Maulvi Alhaji Mohammed Bin Salih.

U.S. Ambassador Sullivan, in line with the U.S. Embassy’s long standing tradition, hosted an Iftar dinner at her residence. President of the National Council of Muslim Chiefs in Ghana Chief Abdul Qadir Tahir represented the Chief Imam.

Also present were the Honorable Ameer of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission, Maulvi Alhaji Mohammed Bin Salih; Anglican Archbishop of Accra Diocese Leaders of Faiths, the Most Reverend Daniel Silvanus Mensah Torto,; former Government officials; Representatives from various councils, academic institutions, women’s associations, U.S. exchange program alumni, and prominent community leaders and mentors.

Delivering her remarks, Ambassador Sullivan praised the National Chief Imam for being a staunch advocate for dialogue and peace, most recently evidenced by his attendance at Easter services at a local Catholic church.

Also earlier that day, representatives of the U.S. Embassy paid a visit to two local schools. One important aspect of Islam, particularly this time of year, is zakat – or charitable giving. Supporting the shared goal of promoting children’s health and education, the U.S. Embassy donated food packs, including rice, oil, and canned tomatoes, to students at the Al-Za-Ki-ya and Gbawe Islamic basic schools.

Ambassador Sullivan addressing the invited guests during the May 21, 2019 Iftar dinner at her residence.
Ambassador Sullivan addressing the invited guests during the May 21, 2019 Iftar dinner at her residence.
Ambassador Sullivan welcoming Chief Abdul Qadir Tahir, who represented the Chief Imam, to her residence. Looking on are Mr. John Sullivan and Sheikh Aremeyaw Shaibu.
Ambassador Sullivan welcoming Chief Abdul Qadir Tahir, who represented the Chief Imam, to her residence. Looking on are Mr. John Sullivan and Sheikh Aremeyaw Shaibu.
Rt. Rev. Dr. Daniel Silvanus Torto greeting Sheikh Aremeyaw Shaibu.
Rt. Rev. Dr. Daniel Silvanus Torto greeting Sheikh Aremeyaw Shaibu.
U.S. Agency for International Development – Ghana Mission Director Sharon Cromer, in a warm hand-shake with the President of the Zakat Fund, Mrs. Azara Abubakari-Harou,.
U.S. Agency for International Development – Ghana Mission Director Sharon Cromer, in a warm hand-shake with the President of the Zakat Fund, Mrs. Azara Abubakari-Harou,.
Ambassador Sullivan in a picture with some dignitaries at the Iftar. Left to Right: Sheikh Aremeyaw Shaibu, Most Rev. Professor Emmanuel Asante, Chief Abdul Qadir Tahir, U.S. Ambassador Sullivan, and the Ameer of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission Maulvi Alhaji Mohammed Bin Salih.
Ambassador Sullivan in a picture with some dignitaries at the Iftar. Left to Right: Sheikh Aremeyaw Shaibu, Most Rev. Professor Emmanuel Asante, Chief Abdul Qadir Tahir, U.S. Ambassador Sullivan, and the Ameer of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission Maulvi Alhaji Mohammed Bin Salih.
U.S. Embassy representatives pose for a group photograph with some pupils and teachers of the Al-Zakiyya Islamic Basic School, Abeka Lapaz after a presentation of food items to the school.
U.S. Embassy representatives pose for a group photograph with some pupils and teachers of the Al-Zakiyya Islamic Basic School, Abeka Lapaz after a presentation of food items to the school.

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