Category Archives: International Visits

Much ado about nothing

A decade after the first international conference on Afghanistan at Bonn, Germany is hosting a follow-up conference on Monday, widely known as Bonn II. The first Bonn Conference prepared a framework for the newly established Afghan administration and picked Hamid … Continue reading

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H.H The Prince Karim Aga Khan at the International Bonn Conference 2011

Germany’s special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Michael Steiner speaks with Prince Aga Khan during the 10th annual international Afghanistan conference on December 5, 2011 in Bonn, Germany. Representatives from a variety of countries are meeting to discuss the future … Continue reading

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H.H The Aga Khan IV Inaugurated Dushanbe Serena Hotel

His Excellency Emomali Rahmon, President of the Republic of Tajikistan, and His Highness the Aga Khan, founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), inaugurated the Dushanbe Serena Hotel.

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H.H The Aga Khan meets the newly elected president of Kyrgyzstan

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Aga Khan arrives for regional visit

The Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Ismaili community, arrived in the country on Wednesday evening for a private visit. The Aga Khan, who is also the founder of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), was welcomed at Jomo … Continue reading

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A Call Beyond Islam: The Aga Khan Award for Architecture Makes Its Mark

DOHA — In a room flowing with dignitaries, scholars, architects and other invited guests, the Aga Khan called for the need to close the gap of ignorance between the Muslim world and the West, asking in particular: Can these societies … Continue reading

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Carleton University Launches Partnership with University of Central Asia

Carleton University and the University of Central Asia (UCA) have established a partnership to pursue academic development and research, a move that will help public management training and socio-economic development in the mountainous societies of the former Soviet Union. Aga … Continue reading

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Mawlana Hazar Imam joins the President of Mali to inaugurate the National Park of Mali and commemorate 50 years of independence

Bamako, 22 September 2010 — President Amadou Toumani Touré and Mawlana Hazar Imam inaugurated the new National Park of Mali in Bamako today. The 103-hectare Park was created under a public-private partnership between the Government of Mali and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. … Continue reading

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Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Mali to mark 50th anniversary of country’s independence and the opening of its National Park

Bamako, 20 September 2010 — Mawlana Hazar Imam, accompanied by Prince Hussain and Princess Khaliya, was received by President Amadou Toumani Touré of Mali today, upon his arrival in Bamako. They join heads of state from across West Africa for events commemorating … Continue reading

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Governor General of Canada awards medals to three Ismailis during visit to Congo

During a state visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) earlier this year, the Governor General of Canada awarded medals of honour to a number of individuals, three of whom were Ismailis. The visit was part of a wider … Continue reading

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State signs ‘concordat’ with historical Ismaili (Estado assina ‘concordata’ histórica com ismaelitas)

Portugal recognizes the status of the Muslim community and sign a document that is described as a second bankruptcy. The Ismaili community today marks a historic moment with the approval in parliament of the agreement signed last year with the … Continue reading

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Mawlana Hazar Imam is awarded Honourary Canadian Citizenship as he is joined by Prime Minister for Foundation Ceremony in Toronto

Toronto, 28 May 2010 — Mawlana Hazar Imam and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper were in Toronto today to mark the Foundation of the Ismaili Centre, the Aga Khan Museum and their Park situated in the city’s Don Mills area. “Together, these three … Continue reading

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Aga Khan back in Toronto

To most Canadians, he is known simply as the Aga Khan. Few are likely to know much more about the man, considered to be the spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, a community made up of more than 30,000 … Continue reading

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Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Toronto ahead of Foundation Ceremony

Toronto, 27 May 2010 — Following a short visit to Ottawa, Mawlana Hazar Imam landed in Toronto this afternoon, where he was received by the Honourable James Moore, the Federal Minister of Canadian Heritage, and the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Ontario’s Minister of … Continue reading

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Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Canada to lay foundation of Ismaili Centre, museum and park

Ottawa, 26 May 2010 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Ottawa this afternoon, marking the start of a two-day visit to Canada during which he will participate in the Foundation Ceremony of the Ismaili Centre, the first-ever Aga Khan Museum for Islamic Art and Culture, and … Continue reading

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His Highness the Aga Khan to Deliver the Founder’s Address at the Pan African Media Conference

  Nairobi, Kenya, 17-19 March 2010 – His Highness the Aga Khan is in Kenya to deliver the Founder’s Address at the inaugural Pan Africa Media Conference. The conference marks the 50th Anniversary of the Nation Media Group, which was founded by … Continue reading

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H.H The Aga Khan meets President Kibaki

The Government is steadfast in supporting and facilitating development programmes aimed at benefiting and empowering Kenyans economically, President Mwai Kibaki has re-affirmed. President Kibaki gave the assurance when he met and held discussions with The Aga Khan who paid a … Continue reading

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