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Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the UNESCO Conference on Culture and Development in Hangzhou, China

H.H. The Aga Khan

Madame Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO,
Honorable Ministers,
Distinguished Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen.

My warmest thanks go to all of you who have received us so generously here in Hangzhou, our Chinese hosts and our many friends from UNESCO.

I am honoured by your invitation, and pleased for this opportunity to talk about two subjects that are very close to my heart – culture and development.


His Highness the Aga Khan speaks with Seyed Mohammad Khatami, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran at the International Con

His Highness the Aga Khan attends the International Conference on the Dialogue among Civilisations, Cultures and Peoples at the UNESCO, Paris. The Conference in Paris was attended by more than 300 participants. According to the Quotidien Le Soleil of Senegal the Aga Khan was among the attendees.

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