President of the Republic of Portugal received His Highness the Aga Khan with state honors

(translated) “A unique and memorable day,” Aga Khan wrote in Republic’s Honor Book. The President of the Republic received, with state honors, Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Ismailis, 15 million people around the world.

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His Highness the Aga Khan with President of the Republic of Portugal. Photo Nuno Pinto Fernandes

It was 11:34 when the green Audi arrived and Aga Khan stepped into the Palace of Belém, received by Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. With compliments, there were military honors, the hymn of Portugal played by the GNR band and brief greetings to the photographs.

“Unique and memorable day,” wrote the spiritual leader of the Ismailis in the Presidency of the Republic’s Honor Book, marking his official visit to Portugal the week he celebrates the closing of the Diamond Jubilee, that is, his 60 years a head of Imamat. By this time, about 45 thousand Ismailis are concentrated in Lisbon for the festivities.

Source: https://www.dn.pt/cidades/interior/um-dia-unico-e-memoravel-escreveu-aga-khan-a-marcelo-rebelo-de-sousa-9567880.html – Lina Santos / 09 July 2018

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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