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Blog entry by Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff: A day of pride for Canada’s Ismailis - 2010-05-28

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Source: 
www.liberal.ca

For the more than 70,000 Ismaili Muslims here in Canada, the foundation ceremony for the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre today is a fitting tribute to the man who has done so much to further our understanding of Islamic art and culture – and who continues to work tirelessly on humanitarian projects around the world.

This man is a visionary. Small wonder that he and Trudeau became so close over the years, a friendship that really began when Canada welcomed thousands of Ismaili Muslims fleeing Idi Amin’s Uganda back in 1972.

Speech by PM Harper at the Foundation of The Wynford Park Complex - 2010-05-28

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Source: 
www.pm.gc.ca

Listen to the Speech Here: http://ismaili.net/heritage/node/30034

Prime Minister Stephen Harper made the following remarks at the Foundation Ceremony for the Ismaili Centre and the Aga Khan Museum and Park :

Discours de Son Altesse l’Aga Khan au Dîner officiel offert par le Président de la République du Mali - 2008-04-23

Source: 
akdn.org

Excellence Monsieur le Président de la République,
Excellence Monsieur le Président de l’Assemblée Nationale,
Monsieur le Premier Ministre,
Messieurs les Ministres,
Excellences Messieurs les Ambassadeurs,
Mesdames et Messieurs,

Permettez-moi tout d’abord de remercier le Président, le gouvernement et la population du Mali pour l’accueil chaleureux que vous m’avez réservé et pour la généreuse hospitalité que vous me témoignez.

Discours de Son Altesse l’Aga Khan après la Cérémonie de remise des diplômes 2008-04-24

Source: 
akdn.org

Bismillahh-ir-Rahmanir-Rahim

Monsieur le Ministre de l’Administration Territoriale et des Collectivités Locales, Général Kafougouna Koné,
Monsieur le Gouverneur de la Région de Tombouctou, Colonel d’Aviation Mamadou Togola,
Monsieur le Maire de la Commune de Tombouctou, Said Ould Mahmoud,
Cher Imam ben Essayouti de la Mosquée de Djingarey ber,
Chers Imams des Mosquées de Sankoré et de Sidi Yahya,
Monsieur le Grand Qadi de Tombouctou,
Chers Invités,
Mesdames et Messieurs,

Asalaam-o-aleikum

Discours de Son Altesse l’Aga Khan au dîner officiel offert par le Président de la République du Burkina Faso - 2008-04-26

Source: 
akdn.org

Monsieur le Président de la République,
Monsieur le Premier Ministre,
Messieurs les Ministres,
Excellences,
Mesdames et Messieurs,

Tout d’abord, permettez-moi, Monsieur le Président, de vous remercier, ainsi que le gouvernement et la population du Burkina Faso pour l’accueil chaleureux et la généreuse hospitalité qui m’ont été réservés.

Merci également, Monsieur le Président, pour vos aimables paroles.

Discours de Son Altesse l’Aga Khan à l’ouverture du séminaire et de l’exposition de l’AKAA -2008-04-28

Bismillah-hir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Messieurs les Ministres,
Excellences Messieurs les Ambassadeurs et Représentants des Organisations Internationales,
Mesdames et Messieurs,

As-Salaam-o-Alaikum

Je suis profondément heureux que cette exposition puisse se tenir au Burkina Faso, parce que les projets burkinabés qui ont reçu le Prix Aga Khan d’Architecture, chacun individuellement et tous les trois ensemble, sont d’une importance capitale.

Foreword by Aga Khan - After 5 decades, the future depends on ability to adapt - 2010-03-18

Source: 
Reprinted from a foreword to the Daily Nation 50th Anniversary special supplement - akdn.org

By His Highness the Aga Khan
(Reprinted from a foreword to the Daily Nation 50th Anniversary special supplement)

As the Nation Media Group (NMG) marks its 50th anniversary, it would be too limiting to perceive this occasion as a mere milestone in a history of a media organization, no matter how successful. The Nation’s path has been closely entwined with the history of Kenya, East Africa, and the entire continent during a period filled with momentous developments.

Speech at Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Medal for Architecture - 1984-04-13

April 13, 1984

Islamic Architecture: Concerns and Directions

Dean Robertson, Members of the Faculty, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Earlier today I became the proud recipient of the 1984 Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Medal for Architecture, one of the greatest honours this historic University can bestow and one that it gave Me immense pleasure to accept.

SPEECH BY RT HON. LYNDA CHALKER at The AKF EXHIBITION in London - 1990-05-21

Your Highness, Ladies and Gentlemen.

CLOSING REMARKS AT THE NINTH SEMINAR IN THE SERIES ARCHITECTURAL TRANSFORMATIONS IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD OF THE AGA KHAN AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE - 1984-11-15

Your Excellency the First Deputy Prime Minister, Your Excellency the Governor of Cairo, Distinguished guests

Speech at the GLOBE & MAIL DINNER with The Prime Minister - 1987-05-14

Your Honour, Premier, Your Eminence, Your Honour the Chief Justice, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen.

Speech at the Opening of the Quetta Serena Hotel - 1989-03-16

Your Excellency The Governor Of Baluchistan,Honourable Federal Minister For Culture and Tourism,
Distinguished Guests,

I am delighted to be able today to perform the official opening of the Quetta Serena Hotel, which actually started doing business-albeit on a limited basis- some months ago in July 1988.

Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan, is a city with a rich and colourful history, a city which has enjoyed steady growth over these past years.

SPEECH AT THE PRESENTATION CEREMONY OF THE FIFTH AGA KHAN AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE - 1992-09-19

Your Excellency the Governor Pulat Majidovich, Your Excellencies, Honourable Ministers, Distinguished guests

It is with delight and appreciation that I open in the city of Samarkand, this fifth prize giving ceremony of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. To be able to join with all of you to celebrate architectural excellence in this magnificent setting, a setting of unrivalled importance to the history of architecture in the Muslim world, is the realization -- for me -- of a long cherished hope for the Award and its mission.

SPEECH AT THE LUNCHEON HOSTED BY THE ISMAILIA COUNCILS IN KENYA IN HONOUR OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA - 1982-10-12

Your Excellency the President, Honourable Ministers, Your Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen

To be in Kenya again in my Jubilee year, remembering vividly my Takht Nashini, which seems only yesterday, is a most moving experience.

SPEECH BY HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN at the Award for Architecture in Istanbul - 1983-09-04

Your Excellency The President, Your Excellencies, Honourable Ministers, Distinguished Guests.

SPEECH AT THE INAUGURATION OF THE AGA KHAN BAUG - Famous Spark Quote - 1983-01-17

Your Excellency the President, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen

It gives me profound pleasure to be in Versova again to open the housing project which I inaugurated here almost exactly five years ago and to be performing the ceremony in the presence of such distinguished guests.

The Trustees of the Muniwarabad Charitable Trust and I are most happy and honoured to have His Excellency the President with us this morning. It is indeed a privilege and a very great encouragement to have him here.

SPEECH AT THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE CHARTER OF THE AGA KHAN UNIVERSITY - 1983-03-16

Your Excellency The President, Your Excellency The Governor of Sind, Honourable Ministers, Excellencies, Distinguished Guests

SPEECH AT THE INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR SPONSORED BY THE ASSOCIATION OF BUILDERS AND DEVELOPERS (ABAD) ON SHELTER FOR THE HOMELESS - 1983-03-16

Your Excellency The President, Your Excellency The Governor of Sind, Honourable Ministers, Your Excellencies, Dr Ramachandran, Distinguished Guests

It is an honour for me to have been invited here today to participate in the inauguration of this important international seminar and I have welcomed the opportunity because the issue of improving the living conditions of the poor has long been of the deepest concern to me, just as it was to my grandfather, Sir Sultan Mohammed Shah Aga Khan.

SPEECH AT THE DINNER HOSTED IN HONOUR OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA - 1982-10-07

Your Excellency The President, Your Excellency the Vice-President, Honourable Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen

It is with great pleasure that I rise to welcome His Excellency President Daniel arap Moi this evening and to have the opportunity of returning his kind hospitality.

CONVOCATION ADDRESS ON THE OCCASION OF THE 10th ANNIVERSARY OF THE AGA KHAN UNIVERSITY - 1994-11-19

Your Excellency the Prime Minister, Your Excellency the Governor of Sindh, Honourable Chief Minister of Sindh, Dr. Geraldine Kenney-Wallace, President of McMaster University, Honourable Ministers, Your Excellencies, Trustees, Faculty Members, Distinguished Guests, and Graduating Students, As-salam wa alaykum


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