Washington: US President Donald Trump hosted an iftar at the White House on Monday.
The event was attended by dignitaries including ambassadors representing Muslim majority countries.
"Ramadan is a holy month for Muslims here in the United States and all across the world," Trump said.
"Ramadan is a time when people join forces in pursuit of hope, tolerance and peace," he added.
In his remarks, the president also recalled recent attacks on places of worship, citing the New Zealand mosque attacks, attacks in Sri Lanka and those in Pittsburgh and California.
"In their blessed memory, we resolve to defeat the evils of terrorism and religious persecution so that all people can worship without fear, pray without danger, and live by the faith that flows from their heart," Trump said.
"Wish all the people around the world Ramadan Kareem," he said, concluding his speech.