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Mr. Imam Steve Mustapha Elturk
Islamic Organization of North America (IONA)
President
28630 Ryan Rd
Warren, MI, 48092
Dear Mr. Imam Steve Mustapha Elturk:

International Visitors Council of Metropolitan Detroit (IVC Detroit) appreciates your participation in the US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program by sharing your expertise and insights with the visitor from Malaysia who was in Metro Detroit exploring the topics of Islam in America and Interfaith Dialogue. Thank you for taking the time to meet with them to discuss your work at the Islamic Organization of North America (IONA). We are so grateful for your support and involvement in these important international exchanges.

IVC Detroit depends upon the generosity of individuals like you who make the Detroit experience a memorable one for visiting international delegations. For the past 40 years, IVC has welcomed more than 15,000 visitors from more than 120 countries, arranging professional, cultural and educational exchanges and coordinating meetings with their Detroit-area counterparts. The purpose of these international exchange programs is to foster mutual understanding and respect between individuals from different countries and cultures. IVC volunteers like you who host the visitors in their workplace for professional meetings or in their homes for dinner hospitality promote citizen diplomacy “one hand shake at a time.”

Your participation helped the visitors have a better understanding of the US and specifically Detroit –seeing our challenges, opportunities, and successes. Many thanks for your involvement in the work of citizen diplomacy. We hope you found the experience rewarding and look forward to working with you again.
Kind regards,

Marian Reich
Executive Director
IVC Detroit
(313) 638-1626
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