President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi during the Egyptian Family Iftar event on Tuesday
CAIRO – 20 June 2017: The annual event of the “Egyptian family iftar” started a while ago in the presence of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and representatives of society segments on Tuesday.
The Egyptian family iftar was announced as an annual Ramadan event when Sisi took office in 2014.
“The term ‘Egyptian family’ was chosen for this annual gathering as it reflects our traditions as Egyptians in Ramadan; we should use these holy days to remember our real identity away from any attempts to change the reality of who we are,” Sisi said during the annual gathering last Ramadan, on June 11, 2016.
Iftar is the meal when Muslims break their fast at dusk during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, after fasting since dawn.
Video of President Sisi attending the Egyptian family iftar event: