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Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan: The LaFontaine-Baldwin Lecture - 2010-10-15

Source: 
www.vancouversun.com

The Right Honorable Adrienne Clarkson, Mr. John Ralston Saul, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Mesdames et Messieurs:

When I first received this invitation, I was deeply honored. But I was also, perhaps, a bit intimidated.

I was impressed by the Lecture’s prestigious history, the contributions of nine former Lecturers, and the Lecture’s focus on Canada’s civic culture.

Statement by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Kabul Conference on Afghanistan - 2010-07-20

Source: 
AKDN.org

(Delivered by Prince Amyn Aga Khan on behalf of His Highness the Aga Khan)

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Mr. Chairman, Your Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen.

Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan at the Foundation of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, the Aga Khan Museum and their Park - 2010-05-28

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Source: 
AKDN.org

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Prime Minister Harper,
Madame Clarkson,
Honourable Ministers,
Excellencies,
Distinguished Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Let me begin by expressing my profound appreciation for the great honour which this country has paid to me today by extending this generous gift of Honorary Canadian Citizenship.

I have been deeply moved by your gracious gesture — which I also regard as a tribute to the institution of the Ismaili Imamat, which I represent. It is a significant recognition of the values which our community of faith shares with the people of Canada.

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

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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 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

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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

SPEECH AT THE BANQUET HOSTED BY THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA - 1992-11-14

Your Excellency the Vice President, Your Excellencies, Members of Parliament, Ladies and Gentlemen

It is for me a sincere pleasure, indeed, to be back in India, this great country with which my family and I have had close historical links that go back no less than five generations. Your generosity and courtesy have been so gracious to me.

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!


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