Event underscores deep partnership between the Ismaili Imamat and the UK Government and a shared commitment to inclusive international development.
London, United Kingdom, 27 June 2018 – The UK Government today welcomed His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims at Lancaster House. The Luncheon was hosted by the UK’s Secretary of State for International Development and Minister for Women and Equalities The Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt, in honour of His Highness the Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee.
Later in the day, His Highness met with Prime Minister Theresa May. He will later meet with members of the Shia Ismaili Muslim community resident in the country.
The event commemorated decades of partnership between the UK Government and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) – the global network founded by His Highness. It was attended by the Aga Khan; senior leaders from the AKDN, the Ismaili community and the UK Government.
The AKDN and the UK Government have partnered in numerous joint projects designed to help improve the quality of life for people around the world, in areas including girls’ education, community development, clean energy, financial inclusion and conflict resolution.
Source: Aga Khan Development Network