Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee concludes with global gathering in Lisbon – Commemorations in Portugal include parliamentary address, arts festival and cultural events

His Highness the Aga Khan delivers an address in the Senate Chamber at Sāo Bento Palace on 10 July 2018. Photo: AKDN / Mo Govindji
His Highness the Aga Khan delivers an address in the Senate Chamber at Sāo Bento Palace on 10 July 2018. Photo: AKDN / Mo Govindji

Lisbon, Portugal, 11 July 2018 – 61 years after he first acceded to the Ismaili Imamat, becoming the 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, His Highness the Aga Khan concluded the year-long commemoration of his Diamond Jubilee in Lisbon. Portugal, an important and long-standing partner for the Imamat and for the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), served this week as the host of a global celebration of His Highness’ Jubilee, a celebration that included an address to Portugal’s members of Parliament, meetings with the President and Prime Minister, the inauguration of a special exhibit of leadership values, and exhibitions highlighting the scope of the work carried out by the AKDN all over the world.

Source: http://www.akdn.org/press-release/aga-khans-diamond-jubilee-concludes-global-gathering-lisbon

 

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