Wednesday, 20 October, 2021

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Aga Khan meets Portugal president

Aga Khan meets Portugal president
Portugal President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa receives the Aga Khan in Lisbon on Monday.

The Aga Khan calls on Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa at the Belém Palace in Lisbon of Portugal.

He was given state honour on his arrival in Lisbon, and was greeted on the occasion of his Diamond Jubilee, commemorating 60 years of global leadership and contributions to humanity, says a press release.

More than 40,000 members of the Ismaili community have gathered in Portugal for the culmination of year-long celebrations taking place this week throughout Lisbon.

During the meetings at the Presidential Palace, the parties discussed ways that the Ismaili Imamat, and the agencies and institutions of the AKDN, are partnering with the government and people of Portugal to improve the quality of life of communities within the Portuguese jurisdictions and around the world.

In the meeting, the Aga Khan and his delegates also discussed opportunities for wider collaboration and ways in which they can further reinforce the strength of their existing relationship.