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SPEECH AT THE DINNER HOSTED BY MR. SHAMSU-DUHA, FOREIGN MINISTER OF BANGLADESH

Your Excellencies, Honourable Minister, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,

The welcome my wife and I have received here in Bangladesh has been heartwarming and I sincerely thank you, Mr, Minister, for the kindness of your remarks with regard to my family's work and ideals. Our ideals and those of Bangladesh are both inspired by the same faith, which lays such emphasis on the brotherhood of man. The improvement of the human condition must be a principal obligation of every Muslim, whether those he helps are of his own faith or not.

SPEECH AT THE DINNER IN HONOUR OF THE PRESIDENT UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA

Hazar Imam, Begum Salimah and Prince Amyn Mohammed at the Dinner with the President of Tanzania

Mr President, Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am delighted to welcome you here this evening and to be able to reciprocate the generous and warm hospitality which you, Mr President, extended yesterday; I would also like to express my appreciation for the welcome given to us by CCM and Government Leaders and officials since our arrival. Both my wife, Begum Salimah and my brother, Prince Amyn, join me in these sentiments.

OPENING REMARKS AT THE SEVENTH SEMINAR IN THE SERIES "ARCHITECTURAL TRANSFORMATIONS IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD "OF THE AGA KHAN AWARD

Source: 
Reading the Contemporary African City: Proceedings of Seminar Seven, pp. xiv-xvi

A little more than a year ago, the Sixth Seminar organised by the Aga Khan Award for Architecture met in China -- first in Peking, where experts from throughout the world talked about rural architecture and such important questions as the role of the experts, financial and otherwise, in the creation of rural living environments suitable for the men and women there who produce the raw materials that are essential to our community life -- and then in Urumqi, Turfan, Kashgar, cities bearing witness to the thrust of Islam eastwards.

SPEECH AT THE DINNER HOSTED IN HONOUR OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA

His Highness the Aga Khan speaking at the Kenyan Social Institutions lunch. | AKDN / Christopher Little
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Selection of Speeches: 1976-1984 , Paigham-e-Imamat, pp. 179-181

Your Excellency The President, Your Excellency the Vice-President, Honourable Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen

It is with great pleasure that I rise to welcome His Excellency President Daniel arap Moi this evening and to have the opportunity of returning his kind hospitality.

SPEECH AT THE DINNER HOSTED IN HONOUR OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA

Source: 
Selection of Speeches: 1976-1984 , Paigham-e-Imamat, pp. 179-181

Your Excellency The President, Your Excellency the Vice-President, Honourable Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen

It is with great pleasure that I rise to welcome His Excellency President Daniel arap Moi this evening and to have the opportunity of returning his kind hospitality.

SPEECH AT THE DINNER HOSTED IN HONOUR OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA

Source: 
Selection of Speeches: 1976-1984 , Paigham-e-Imamat, pp. 179-181

Your Excellency The President, Your Excellency the Vice-President, Honourable Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen

It is with great pleasure that I rise to welcome His Excellency President Daniel arap Moi this evening and to have the opportunity of returning his kind hospitality.

SPEECH AT THE DINNER HOSTED IN HONOUR OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA

Source: 
Selection of Speeches: 1976-1984 , Paigham-e-Imamat, pp. 179-181

Your Excellency The President, Your Excellency the Vice-President, Honourable Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen

It is with great pleasure that I rise to welcome His Excellency President Daniel arap Moi this evening and to have the opportunity of returning his kind hospitality.

SPEECH AT THE DINNER HOSTED IN HONOUR OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA

Source: 
Selection of Speeches: 1976-1984 , Paigham-e-Imamat, pp. 179-181

Your Excellency The President, Your Excellency the Vice-President, Honourable Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen

It is with great pleasure that I rise to welcome His Excellency President Daniel arap Moi this evening and to have the opportunity of returning his kind hospitality.

SPEECH TO THE ASIA SOCIETY - New York, U.S.A. 1979-09-25

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Source: 
Paigham-e-Imamat, pp. 125-133 Africa Ismaili, IX, 1-2 (July 1980), pp. 14-17

Mr Talbot, Ladies and Gentlemen, honoured guests and members of the Asia Society

By the Islamic calendar we will in just a few months enter the 1400th year of our faith. In the Christian accounting of time, we stand on the brink of the 21st century. It seems fitting to reflect, to consider what Islam has been and what it is to become in this new age. It is a time to speak about hazards and about visions.

Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan upon receiving the Key to the city of Dacca 1970-11-20

Mr Chairman, Your Excellencies, Commissioners of the Corporation, Ladies and Gentlemen. I am proud indeed to be your guest today and to be the honoured recipient of the key to the city of Dacca. Since I last visited Dacca nearly eight years ago, your city has visibly grown in stature, in beauty and in cleanliness. I congratulate the Municipal Authorities for the work they are doing and I would like to express my particular thanks to them and to the Police for making it possible to travel so easily to the outskirts of the city and through the busiest streets.

Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan upon receiving the Key to the city of Dacca 1970-11-20

Mr Chairman, Your Excellencies, Commissioners of the Corporation, Ladies and Gentlemen. I am proud indeed to be your guest today and to be the honoured recipient of the key to the city of Dacca. Since I last visited Dacca nearly eight years ago, your city has visibly grown in stature, in beauty and in cleanliness. I congratulate the Municipal Authorities for the work they are doing and I would like to express my particular thanks to them and to the Police for making it possible to travel so easily to the outskirts of the city and through the busiest streets.

Speech at Dacca Luncheon about the Jute Mill Industry in East Pakistan

Source: 
Ismaili mirror. 1970- Special Edition.

May I thank you first for the honour you have done Me in inviting My wife and Myself to this luncheon and asking Me to speak on a subject which is of great concern to us all. I must say, after such a plentiful luncheon, it is somewhat an arduous task but we are all used to it in the Jute Industry. I am particularly grateful for the generous references you have made to the work of My father and My grandfather for the cause of Pakistan.

Speech at the Centenary Celebration Meeting, Association of American Universities 2001- 04-21

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akdn.org

Thank you President Vest for your very generous words of introduction and thank you all for the very warm welcome. It is an honour to be invited to address such a distinguished assemblage of educators. If IQ could be converted into kilowatts, I have no doubt that the quantum massed here tonight would meet the world's energy requirements for at least a decade.

Speech by His Highness at the Closing Winners' seminar of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture

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I would wish to begin my closing remarks by first of all expressing my sincere thanks and deep feeling of gratitude on behalf of everyone connected to the Aga Khan Award for Architecture and from myself to the President of the Republic of Syria and to the Prime Minister and his Government for the most generous, thoughtful and constructive way in which they have enabled the Aga Khan Award for Architecture to hold its prize-giving ceremony and related events here in Aleppo.

SPEECH BY HIS HIGHNESS PRINCE KARIM AGA KHAN KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT THE 1987 INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

Mowlana Hazar Imam and Sir William Ryrie, Executive Vice President of International Finance Corporation
Source: 
ismaili.net

Mr. Chairman,
Your Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen:

Speech at the Opening Ceremony of the Ismaili Centre, London 1985-04-24

Mowlana Hazar Imam speaking at the opening ceremony of the Ismaili London Centre, 1985-04-24
Source: 
the.ismaili

Madam Prime Minister,
Your Excellencies,
Your Worship the Mayor,
Distinguished Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a very great pleasure for us to welcome you, Madam Prime Minister, and so distinguished a gathering for a ceremony which is a most significant one for the Ismaili community: significant because this is the first cultural and religious centre in the Western world to have been built specifically for the community's requirements.

Aga Khan Award for Architecture Closing Ceremony, Marrakech 1986-11-25

His Highness addressing the audience at the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA) 1986 ceremony. AKDN / Gary Otte 1986-11-25
Source: 
akdn.org

I would like to begin by expressing the Award’s gratitude to His Majesty the King and the Government of Morocco for having welcomed the Award to have its third Prize giving Ceremony here in Marrakech. I would also like to thank most warmly the Cabinet Ministers of the various countries who have done the Award and the profession and the winning projects. The honour of having come from their countries to participate in these ceremonies and to testify thereby their interest in the work that is being done within their own countries to develop a better environment for the people who live there.

The Aga Khan, a jet-setter who mixes business and Islam 2007-07-09

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nytimes.com

NEW YORK — He is a moderate Muslim religious leader and a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad. He is also a twice-married jet-setter, and he owns hundreds of racehorses, valuable stud farms, an exclusive yacht club on Sardinia and a lavish estate near Paris.

He has poured money into poorer, neglected parts of the world, often into businesses as basic as making fishnets, plastic bags and matches, while also teaming up with private equity powerhouses like the Blackstone Group on a $750 million hydroelectric system in Uganda.

Aga Khan partners with government to support education 2019-02-24

The Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Education and Sports, Mr Alex Kakooza (left), exchanges booklets with the AKDN Amin Mawji
Source: 
Daily Monitor, Uganda

The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Education and Sports to support core areas of the ministry.

The MoU, signed on Friday at the ministry offices in Kampala, will allow AKDN to offer support in early childhood development, teacher training and development, school management, information and communication technology, curriculum and broader policy engagement.


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