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Taj Mahal conservation could be handed over to the Aga Khan Foundation 2015-06-09

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If the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) doesn't improve the quality of conservation of Taj Mahal, the monument's maintenance could be handed over to the Aga Khan Foundation.

Talking to India Today, a senior ASI official said that the Ministry of Culture is planning to portion out the monument, giving the maintenance of its various areas to different organizations on the grounds of a Corporate Social Responsibility campaign that began in 2013 with the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation signing up for the maintenance of the monument.

Portuguese Foreign Minister Machete receives Prince Aga Khan 2015-06-03

(L to R) Prince Aga Khan, Rui Machete signing the agreement.  2015-06-03

The Minister of State and Foreign Affairs, Rui Machete, received today the leader of the Ismaili community, Prince Aga Khan, for a working lunch followed by the signing of an agreement between Portugal and the Ismaili Imamat.

Aga Khan admite investir em Portugal nos próximos cinco anos 2015-06-02

Hazar Imam signs Agreement to establish Global seat of Imamat in Portugal  2015-06-03

O príncipe Aga Khan admite investir na saúde e em serviços de protecção social em Portugal. O PÚBLICO sabe que no discurso que o líder da comunidade Ismaili profere ao princípio da tarde desta quarta-feira no Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros, após a assinatura do acordo que estabelece a sede global da sua comunidade em Portugal, essa questão será referida.

Universidades vão tirar "amplo partido" de acordo com Aga Khan - 2015-06-03


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Universidades vão tirar "amplo partido" de acordo com Aga Khan
É uma das maiores agências privadas para o desenvolvimento em todo o mundo. Sede formal do Ismamat Ismaili passará a funcionar em Portugal e inclui um investimento na investigação académica

Machete e Aga Khan enaltecem acordo com comunidade ismaelita em Portugal 2015-06-03


Machete e Aga Khan enaltecem acordo com comunidade ismaelita em Portugal A decisão de acolher a sede global do 'Imamat Ismaili' foi definida como "um importante sinal de abertura do Estado"

Investigadores portugueses vão beneficiar de acordo com a Comunidade Ismaelita - PM - 2015-06-03


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primeiro-ministro enalteceu hoje o acordo para o estabelecimento da sede global da instituição representativa da Comunidade Ismaelita em Portugal, sublinhando que permitirá estender o apoio desta rede a instituições de investigação portuguesas.

Aga Khan moves to Portugal 2015-06-03


In an announcement that will have Portugal’s estate agents limbering up for the race of all time, the Aga Khan has announced that he will be moving his official residence to Portugal within the next five years. The news came on Wednesday, as the leader of the Shia Muslim order was due to meet with Foreign Affairs minister Rui Machete to sign an agreement to establish his global headquarters in Portugal.

As Machete told Público: “It is natural that an institution with an annual budget of between €600-€900 million will bring something to Portugal.”

Portugal to benefit from agreement with Ismaili community: 2015-06-04


LISBON, June 3 (Xinhua) -- Portugal will benefit from agreement with Ismaili community for global head office to be established in the country, Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho said on Wednesday.

Historic Agreement Establishes Global Seat of Ismaili Imamat in Portugal 2015-06-03


Lisbon, June 3rd 2015 -- Portugal’s Minister of State and Foreign Affairs Rui Machete and His Highness the Aga Khan today signed a landmark Agreement between the Republic of Portugal and the Ismaili Imamat for the establishment of a formal Seat of the Ismaili Imamat in Portugal. The Agreement marks the first such accord in the Imamat’s modern history. It will come into effect once it has been approved by Portugal’s Parliament and ratified by the President of the Portuguese Republic.

Protocol between The Ismaili Imamate and Portugal 2015-06-03


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H.H. The Aga Khan has arrived in Lisbon, Portugal and was welcomed at the airport by Mnister was received by Pedro Mota Soares of the Government of Portugal. According to news received from Portugal newspapers, H.H. The Aga Khan, Imam of the Ismailis, will be moving some of his institutions in Portugal where he may also build a residence. H.H. The Aga Khan is expected in the Country this week and more news will be posted in this section starting today.

H.H. The Aga Khan is expected to make large investments in Portugal in the next 5 years.

PM Harper, Aga Khan discuss threat posed by violent extremists 2015-05-27


Prime Minister Stephen Harper expressed his condolences to the Aga Khan Tuesday for the recent terrorist attack on the Ismaili community in Pakistan.

The spiritual leader was visiting Canada for the inauguration of the Aga Khan Park in Toronto and attend meetings in Ottawa for updates on the activities of the Aga Khan Development Network in Canada.

Not all Muslims are the same 2015-05-26


Having spent 12 years working for a language development and cultural research organisation in East Africa (mainly Uganda and Tanzania) I had the opportunity to develop friendships with Ismaili Muslims. The Nizari Ismaili Sect of Shi’a Islam are little known in Australia but, in other parts of the globe as well as East Africa, they are known for their top quality schools and hospitals and their clean water and agricultural projects. Their approach is similar to the way many Christian organisations approach development.

Pakistani Americans Stand in Solidarity With Victimized Ismailis 2015-05-20

Pakistani Americans Stand in Solidarity With Victimized Ismailis
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On the Town with Shinan: His Highness the Aga Khan smiles his way through Toronto festivities 2015-05-31


His Highness the Aga Khan with former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson. Photo: Tom Sandler

“Have you met His Highness?” Adrienne Clarkson asked me.

I had not.

Province of Ontario signs accord with Ismaili Imamat 2015-05-25


KARACHI: Aga Khan and premier Wynne signed an agreement between the province of Ontario and the Ismaili Imamat that sets a blueprint for cooperation in a number of areas, including culture and education.

The partnership combines Ontario’s excellence in education, green energy, healthcare and other key areas with the Aga Khan Development Network’s vast global experience in bringing sustainable development to societies living in diverse cultural and geographical environments.

Statement by the Liberal Party of Canada - Trudeau meets the Aga Khan 2015-05-28


Statement by Liberal Party of Canada Leader Justin Trudeau on his meeting with His Highness the Aga Khan
The Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and his wife, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, meet with his Highness the Aga Khan at the new Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa.

May 28, 2015


DELTA, BC – The Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement about his meeting with His Highness the Aga Khan, the 49th Hereditary Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims:

Aga Khan Development Network works in Third World

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Frequent Questions

Brief answers to some of the most common questions asked about His Highness the Aga Khan and the agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) are as follows:

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Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Inauguration of the Aga Khan Park, Toronto 2015-05-25

Aga Khan Park Inauguration, Toronto 2015-05-28

25 May 2015


The Honourable Kathleen Wynne
Madame Clarkson
Mrs. Weston
Honourable Ministers
Mayor Tory
Distinguished Guests

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