Keynote Address by His Highness the Aga Khan at the “Africa 2016: Business for Africa, Egypt and the World” conference

Keynote Address by His Highness the Aga Khan at the "Africa 2016: Business for Africa, Egypt and the World" conference21 February 2016


Members of the Diplomatic Corps,
Distinguished Leaders of Africa
Ladies and Gentlemen

What a great pleasure it is for me to be part of the Africa 2016 Forum. I thank President Sisi, most warmly, for his kind invitation. What a wonderful opportunity to meet with old and new friends, from all over the world, and to talk together about Africa’s future.

My enthusiasm today is especially strong because of the message which is at the heart of this Forum. And that message is, quite simply, that Africa’s Moment has come.

I am proud to add my strong endorsement to that statement.

To be sure, and to be realistic, serious challenges confront the African peoples. One example is the enormous problem of unemployment among the young – in countries with the highest percentage of youth in the world.

But the story of Africa’s progress and potential is also impressive…

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  1. We are very much impressed on the Human and development projects AKDN are undertaking in Africa and round the world. Not to speak on the scholarship, and research for Islamic architecture at the most remarkable universities round the world. Our deepest wishes to HH Prince Karim Aga Khan for his sincere effort in all that, which represent the soul of his holy ancestry! God bless Him.

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