H.H. The Aga Khan Visits Officials in Portugal and is Honoured - 2009-05-08
Prince Aga Khan visited Portugal for a meeting with the Foreign Minister Luis Amado and the Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon, D. José Policarpo. On this occasion an agreement was signed on religion, education and culture, followed by a working lunch. In the afternoon, Prince Aga Khan was honored at the Academy of Sciences.
Your Highness, Prince Aga Khan;
Mr. Vice President, and President of the Class of Humanities of the Academy of
Sciences of Lisbon, Prof. Adriano Moreira;
Your Excellencies, the Ministers of Defense and Culture;
Professors and persons of Culture and Science;
Ladies and Gentlemen;
On the day of the first visit of Prince Aga Khan to an Academy that was wise enough to elect him as one of its members, it is my honor and pleasure to greet His Highness on behalf of the Institution.
Exmo. Senhor Professor Oliveira e Arantes
Exmo. Senhor Ministro da Defesa Nacional, Dr. Nuno Severiano Teixeira
Exmo. Senhor Ministro da Cultura, Dr. Pinto Ribeiro
Exmo. Senhor Núncio Apostólico, Rino Passagata
Exmos. Senhores Membros da Academia de Ciências de Lisboa,
Senhoras e Senhores,
Palavras do Presidente da Academia das Ciências de Lisboa, Professor Eduardo Romano de Arantes e Oliveira, proferidas no dia 8 de Maio de 2009, na Cerimónia da Investidura de Sua Alteza, o Príncipe Aga Khan, como Membro Estrangeiro da Academia das Ciências de Lisboa
Senhor Prof. Adriano Moreira, Presidente da Classe de Letras e Vice-presidente da Academia das Ciências;
Senhores Ministros da Defesa e da Cultura
Senhores Professores e homens de Cultura e de Ciência;
Minhas Senhoras e meus Senhores:
Minister of National Defence, Mr Nuno Severiano Teixeira,
Minister of Culture, Mr Pinto Ribeiro,
Apostolic Nuncio, Rino Passagata,
Members of the Academy,
Ladies and Gentlemen
It is an immense honour for me to be here today and to have been admitted to the Academy of Sciences of Lisbon. It reminds me of the day on which I was given an honorary doctorate from the University of Evora. And I do not want to let this occasion pass, without recollecting that very, very special day.
O Príncipe Aga Khan incentivou os portugueses a exercerem "a sua influência global no Mundo a favor dos países em desenvolvimento, usando o que de melhor têm, o vosso conhecimento". O líder máximo dos muçulmanos ismaelitas falava na Academia das Ciências de Lisboa onde foi, hoje, homenageado.
Adriano Moreira, vice-presidente da instituição e presidente da Classe de Letras (à esq.), o Príncipe Aga Khan e Arantes e Oliveira, presidente da Academia das Ciências
8 May 2009 — An historic international agreement was signed between the Portuguese Republic and the Ismaili Imamat on matters relating to religion, cooperation, culture and education. The agreement was signed by Foreign Minister Luis Amado and Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Portuguese Ministry of State and Foreign Affairs.
Lisbon, Portugal, 8 May 2009 - His Highness the Aga Khan made a one-day visit to Portugal to meet with the His Eminence D. Jose Policarpo, the Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon and Chancellor of the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP), and Portugal's Foreign Minister, Luis Amado, amongst other senior officials.