Aga Khan receives award from French president | 2018-09-23 |

Aga Khan receives award from French president

    23 September, 2018 12:00 AM printer

Aga Khan receives award from French president

The Aga Khan and French President Emmanuel Macron savour the moment of their conversation at the Élysée Palace in Paris recently.

French President Emmanuel Macron awarded The Aga Khan the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour (Grand-croix de la Légion d’honneur) on Wednesday in recognition of his contribution to humanity and achievements in improving the quality of life of the most vulnerable populations around the world.

The country’s highest national medal of honour was bestowed upon the Aga Khan at a ceremony at le Quai d’Orsay by France’s Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian in commemoration of the Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee.  

On 18 September, President Macron received the Aga Khan at the Élysée Palace - the official office and residence of the President of France - where the two leaders discussed development initiatives in parts of the world where the Imamat and France collaborate as well as regional issues of importance.

Minister Le Drian congratulated the Aga Khan on his 60 years of commitment and dedication towards the cause of peace, pluralism and development.