Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:57 am Post subject: MHI in Abu Dhabi
WAM -ABU DHABI MEDIA- Abu Dhabi, Oct 28th, 2007:
> Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of
> Higher Education and
> Scientific Research received here Sunday.
> Prince Aga Khan, the Imam [spiritual and general
> leader] of the Ismaili
> sect, who is on a current visit to the UAE.
> They discussed the paramount importance of Islamic
> values of tolerance
> and coexistence with various sects and schools of
> thought in the Muslim
> society. The present condition of the Muslim nation
> was also discussed.
> Sheikh Nahyan briefed the visiting Imam on the
> development of education
> in UAE with particular reference to higher education
> and scientific
> research. Sheikh Nahyan said that the prudent
> leadership of President
> H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has given
> all the support to
> higher education in the country in an effort to
> bring UAE on par with
> the developed countries.
> Sheikh Nahyan also hosted a lunch banquet in honor
> of the Aga Khan and
> was attended by a number of ministers, senior
> officials and academics.
> Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime
> Minister, received on
> Saturday Prince Aga Khan, Imam of the Ismaili Sect.
> They discussed the
> social, educational, cultural, and developmental
> projects being
> undertaken by Aga Khan Foundation in several Arab
> and Islamic countries.
> Present at the meeting were Sheikh Nahyan bin
> Mubarak, Minister of
> Higher Education, Dr. Ali Al Kaabi, Minister of
> Labour, and senior
> government officials.
> Sheikh Hamdan hosted a dinner banquet in honour of
> Prince Aga Khan and
> the accompanying delegation.
> Prince Ag Khan arrived here Saturday afternoon and
> was received by
> Labour Minister, Dr. Ali Al Kaabi, and Ambassador
> Sultan bin Khalfan Al
> Rumaithi, Chief of the Deputy Prime Minister's
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