Words of Wisdom: Country of Opportunity

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

To become a Country of Opportunity is not an easy matter, it is something that the people and the government of a nation must work at, creatively, patiently, and persistently.


A Country of Opportunity is one that builds on the strengths of its past, while also addressing its problems, embracing enduring values while respecting a variety of viewpoints. Countries of Opportunity value legal structures that create a climate of predictability and confidence, an enabling environment for creative change.


A Country of Opportunity is one that encourages cooperation among diverse interests, fostering partnerships between government and the private sector, for example, while also encouraging those private organisations that are designed to serve public goals, what we often call the institutions of civil society.

–Address by His Highness the Aga Khan to the Parliament of Portugal Lisbon, Portugal. July 10, 2018)



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