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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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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

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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

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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 HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN At Sherquila to the Education and Housing Boards - 1983-05-14

Your Excellency, Mr. Ahmedali Merchant, Members of the Education and Housing Boards, Ladies and Gentlemen.
It gives Me the greatest pleasure to be here in Sherqilla for a ceremony which is a milestone in the progress of the Diamond Jubilee Schools both in the Northern Areas and in Pakistan as a whole. I was deeply sorry that the uncertainty of the weather prevented Me from coming here in March. However, the disappointment helps to make today much more memorable.

The Aga Khan School, Sherqilla, is a project of which everyone in the Jamat and in the village can be proud.

AT THE DINNER HOSTED BY THE Lt.GENERAL H.M. ERSHAD CHIEF MARTIAL LAW ADMINISTRATOR - 1983-01-04

Your Excellency,
Distinguished Guests,

Ladies and Gentlemen.

I have had the pleasure of visiting Bangladesh on five previous occasions and each has left me with the richest of memories. To be here again to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of my Accession to the Imamat of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims is therefore to renew ties of longstanding friendship and my wife and I are both honoured and delighted to be welcomed this evening in terms of such warmth particularly appreciate Your Excellency's remark that you consider me as a fellow Bangladeshi. I could not wish for a greater complement.

AT THE DINNER HOSTED BY SHRI M. HIDAYATULLAH. VICE PRESIDENT OF INDIA - 1983-01-12

Your Excellency,
I am delighted that this evening's most enjoyable dinner gives me the opportunity of thanking you publicly for the welcome which your Government, and in particular the Prime Minister and the officials concerned, have given us. My wife, my brother and I are all deeply touched by the warmth of our reception on this Silver Jubilee visit and are sincerely appreciative of the courtesies extended to us.

ADDRESS BY MR. C.G. KAHAMA, GENERAL MANAGER OF THE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OF TANZANIA, AT THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE I.P.S. BUILDING - 1970-11-12

DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA, AT 5 P.M. ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1970
Your Excellency,
Your Highness,
Honourable Ministers,
Your excellencies,
Distinguished guests,
Ladies and gentlemen,

It is with the greatest pleasure that I rise to speak on this memorable occasion. For, it is an occasion when superlatives are not out of place; when congratulations are of the highest and sincerest level. And, looking up at this fine building, I might be permitted to add that it is an occasion when even 'tall storeys' are justified in every sense!

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.


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