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Meeting the Aga Khan in Paris - 2009-01-20

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I was hosted to lunch at the Aga Khan's residence on the Isle de la Cite in the River Seine. It is a charming old property located on the same island as the Notre Dame Cathedral. Our conversation followed on our last meeting in Singapore last December. The Aga Khan has since decided to establish an Ismaili base in Singapore for his Foundation's work. I welcomed it and promised to facilitate its materialisation. There are a number of areas where Singapore and the Aga Khan Foundation can work together to develop capacity in developing countries.

Minister for Foreign Affairs George Yeo was hosted to lunch by His Highness the Aga Khan at his residence - 2009-01-19

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Singapore MFA

Minister for Foreign Affairs George Yeo was hosted to lunch by His Highness the Aga Khan at the latter's residence in Paris on 18 January 2009. It was a follow-up to their earlier meeting in December 2008 when the Aga Khan visited Singapore as part of his Golden Jubilee celebrations.

Foreign Affairs Minister Yeo meets the Aga Khan in Paris - 2009-01-19

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Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE : Singapore Foreign Affairs Minister George Yeo is in Paris for a three-day official visit.

On Sunday, he was hosted to lunch by the Aga Khan, who is the Imam of Shi'a Ismaili Muslims.

According to a statement from the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the lunch was a follow-up to their earlier meeting last December, when the Aga Khan visited Singapore as part of his Golden Jubilee celebrations.

During the lunch, the Aga Khan announced he would establish an Ismaili Centre and regional representative office of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Singapore.

Aga Khan Hosts Singapore Minister in Paris - 2009-01-18

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Singapore Foreign Affairs Minister George Yeo was hosted to lunch by the Aga Khan. During the lunch, the Aga Khan announced he would establish an Ismaili Centre and regional representative office of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Singapore.

La France devient partenaire de la fondation Aga Khan - 2008-12-09

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diplomatie.gouv.fr

Bernard Kouchner et le prince Aga Khan ont signé le 9 décembre une convention de partenariat entre la France et la Fondation « Réseau Aga Khan pour le développement (AKDN) », qui regroupe une dizaine d’agences de développement privées.

La Fondation « Réseau Aga Khan de développement » (AKDN) est un groupe d’agences de développement privées, internationales et non confessionnelles qui œuvrent à l’amélioration des conditions de vie dans les pays en développement.

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Bernard Kouchner et le prince Aga Khan

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Speech by H.H. Aga Khan at the Avignon Forum - 2008-11-16

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akdn

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Avignon Forum on The value and importance of cultural diversity and its role in promoting peace and development

Minister of Culture and Communication,
European Commissioner for the Information Society and the Media,
Ministers,
Representatives of the European Union,
Representatives of international organisations and institutions,
Representatives of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region and the Département of Vaucluse,
Your worship, the Deputy Mayoress of Avignon,
Representatives from the world of culture and economy,

Speech by H.H. Aga Khan at the Avignon Forum - 2008-11-16

H.H. Prince Karim Aga Khan

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Avignon Forum: The value and importance of cultural diversity and its role in promoting peace and development

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Zarkava, in the Aga Khan's green & red colours, comes from behind to win!

Zarkava proves she's first lady among equals in France as she romps to Arc triumph - 2008-10-05

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dailymail.co.uk

Carla Bruni yesterday gained a rival as the most photographed female in France as Zarkava produced a stunning performance to add her name to the roll call of Arc greats.

Bruni, the former model who is the wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, has grown accustomed to the paparazzi pressing cameras in her face, but the best filly in the world got a taste of the snapping tussle as the flickering lenses pressed into her in the winner's enclosure.

Zark de Triomphe - 2008-10-06

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Telegraph.co.uk

ZARKAVA was crowned Queen of Europe after a breathtaking win in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp yesterday.

The Aga Khan’s unbeaten filly, who was stretching her run to seven, has never been more impressive as she stormed two lengths clear of Youmzain in the Paris thriller.

Soldier Of Fortune dead-heated with It’s Gino for third but Duke Of Marmalade never looked like winning his sixth Group 1 of the season.

Zarkava became the first three-year-old filly to win the race since Akiyda, also owned by the Aga Khan, in 1982.

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The owner of Zarkava his highness Aga Khan, his daughter Zahra Aga Khan and French jockey Christophe Soumillon after winning the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe horse race at Longchamp race track in Paris , Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008.

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Telegraph.co.uk

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Simply the best: Rivals are left trailing as Zarkava scoots clear to land the race

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Brilliant Zarkava overcomes adversity to join the all time Arc legends - 2008-10-05

For one dramatic moment at the start of the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, the fabulous French filly Zarkava looked in danger of ducking out of the biggest challenge in her short career. But jockey Christophe Soumillon's quick reflexes and brilliant horsemanship saved the day.

Zarkava's triumph brings a new high for Aga Khan - 2008-10-06

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Guardian.co.uk

The Aga Khan spoke of history and heritage after Zarkava's outstanding victory in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe here yesterday, of the five generations of his family, in India and Europe, who had worked towards this moment of triumph. The course announcer was more direct. "Quelle pouliche!", he shouted, as the crowd streamed back towards the winner's enclosure. "Quelle pouliche! Extraordinaire!"

Super filly Zarkava storms to Arc victory - 2008-10-05

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Guardian.co.uk

PARIS, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Super filly Zarkava, ridden by Christophe Soumillon, stormed to victory in the $5.58 million Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp on Sunday, the world's richest race on turf.

The hot favourite, overcoming fears about the softish ground, took up the running with 300 metres to go and quickly put the issue beyond doubt. She has now won all her seven races.

Trained by Alain de Royer-Dupre for the Aga Khan, Zarkava became the first filly to win the Arc since Urban Sea in 1993.

Zarkava's awesome Arc win - 2008-10-05

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Sky Sports

Unbeaten filly proves her class in Longchamp romp

The Aga Khan's sensational filly Zarkava lived up to expectations by storming to victory in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

The hot favourite came with a sweeping run under a confident Christophe Soumillon to retain her unbeaten record and become the first filly since Urban Sea in 1993 to land the Longchamp feature.

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The owner of Zarkava his highness Aga Khan, center, his daughter Zahra Aga Khan and French jockey Christophe Soumillon hold their trophies after winning the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe horse race at Longchamp race track in Paris , Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008.

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Belgian jockey Christophe Soumillon after capturing the 87th Arc de Triomphe horsing race, the world's richest race on turf, at Longchamp Racecourse near Paris October 5, 2008.

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