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The Aga Khan visits Western China

The Aga Khan visits Western China

His Highness the Aga Khan, Governor Nur Bekri, members of the government of Xinjiang and members of the AKDN delegation.

Xinjiang Foreign Affairs Office

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akdn.org

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the UNESCO Conference on Culture and Development in Hangzhou, China

H.H. The Aga Khan
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akdn

Madame Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO,
Honorable Ministers,
Excellencies,
Distinguished Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen.

My warmest thanks go to all of you who have received us so generously here in Hangzhou, our Chinese hosts and our many friends from UNESCO.

I am honoured by your invitation, and pleased for this opportunity to talk about two subjects that are very close to my heart – culture and development.

Aga Khan returns to Xinjiang 2012-04-04

His Highness the Aga Khan, Governor Nur Bekri, members of the government of Xinjiang and members of the AKDN delegation.

2012 April 4: Urumxi, China - In his first visit in China since 1981, H.H. The Aga Khan returned to Urumxi, China at the invitation of the Governor of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Mr Nur Bekri, to discuss AKDN projects to be undertaken in collaboration with Government of Xinjiang. The China visit will be immediately followed by a Tajik visit. [Photo: Mawlana Hazar Imam and Mr Nur Bekri, Governor of Xinjiang. Photo: Xinjiang Foreign Affairs Office]

Aga Khan returns to Xinjiang 2012-04-04

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Mr. Nur Bekri, Governor of Xinjiang  2012-04-04
Source: 
The Ismaili Canada

2012 April 4: Urumxi, China - In his first visit in China since 1981, H.H. The Aga Khan returned to Urumxi, China at the invitation of the Governor of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Mr Nur Bekri, to discuss AKDN projects to be undertaken in collaboration with Government of Xinjiang. The China visit will be immediately followed by a Tajik visit. [Photo: Mawlana Hazar Imam and Mr Nur Bekri, Governor of Xinjiang. Photo: Xinjiang Foreign Affairs Office]

Jamatkhanas in Xinjiang - China

Ismailis living in Xinjiang China: There is about 60000 ismailis 54 jamatkhana

Tashkurgan JK is located at 10,000 feet above sea level in the province of Xin Jiang, China. Actually every village has
its own JK, but foreigners are not welcome--govt orders. Therefore, although the local Ismailis, who call themselves Tajik, visit everyday, it is kept locked when not in use. This town used to be entirely Ismaili when it was isolated for centuries, but now there are many Uyghurs and Han living, working and running businesses there. Ismaili women are


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