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Central Asia

Central AsiaHis Excellency Emomali Rahmonov, President of Tajikistan), and His Highness the Aga Khan sign the International Treaty establishing the new University of Central Asia in a ceremony in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on 28 August 2000. The University is based on the recommendations of an Organisational Commission appointed by President Rahmonov and the Aga Khan in 1997. The main campus of the new university will be based in the town of Khorog in Southern Tajikistan. At the signing ceremony, His Highness announced a gift of $5 million to the University's endowment earmarked for activities in Tajikistan.

Central AsiaHis Excellency Askar Akaev, President of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, and His Highness the Aga Khan sign the International Treaty establishing the new University of Central Asia in Bishkek on 30 August 2000. The University will establish programmes and activities in Eastern Kyrgyzstan that will be an integral part of its overall educational offerings. At the signing ceremony, His Highness announced a gift of $5 million to the University's endowment earmarked for activities in Kyrgyzstan.

Central AsiaPresident Akaev and the Aga Khan congratulate each other and exchange signed copies of the International Treaty.

 

 

Central AsiaHis Excellency Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan and His Highness the Aga Khan sign the International Treaty establishing the new University of Central Asia in Astana on 31 August 2000. The University will establish programmes and activities in Eastern Kazakhstan that will be an integral part of its overall educational offerings. At the signing ceremony, His Highness announced a gift of $5 million to the University's endowment earmarked for activities in Kazakhstan, bringing the total size of the endowment to $15 million.

Central AsiaPresident Nazarbayev and the Aga Khan congratulate each other and exchange signed copies of the International Treaty. Once the Treaty is ratified by at least two of the three Founding States, the University will come into being as a single legal entity in the region. The Charter provides for other countries to join as Participating States once the University comes into operation.

 

Egypt
EgyptHis Highness the Aga Khan meeting Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak during his visit to Cairo, 3-4 May.

 

 

EgyptPrince Hussain and His Highness the Aga Khan listening to the Secretary-General of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, Dr. Gaballah Ali Gaballah on site of the Azhar Park being developed by the The Aga Khan Trust for Culture.

 

EgyptHis Highness inside a turret of the Ayyubid Wall that defines the western perimeter of the Azhar Park.

 

 

EgyptHis Highness conferring with the Governor of Cairo, Dr. Abdel-Rehim Shehata in the historic Darb al-Ahmar district, adjacent to Azhar Park, where the Aga Khan Trust for Culture is initiating a neighbourhood rehabilitation and development programme with assistance from the Swiss-Egyptian Development Fund and the Ford Foundation.

EgyptHis Highness at the mosque of Al Saleh Tala'e with Egypt's Minister of Culture Farouk Hosni Abdel Aziz.

 

 

France
FranceHis Highness the Aga Khan with Mr. Camille Cabana, President of the Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, and Dr. Mufid Hehab, Egyptian Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research at the inauguration of the Tresors Fatimides du Caire exhibition at the Institut on 27 April 1998. Mr. Aly Maher el Sayed Egypt's Ambassador to France is pictured in the background.

FranceHis Highness signing an Accord for Co-operation on 27 April 1999 between the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, represented by M. Hubert Védrine and the Association Aga Khan, a French entity whose members include some of the principal agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network. The Accord seeks to create close links between the Ministry and the Association in the fields of humanitarian assistance and social, cultural, and economic development to enhance the Association's activities in countries where the Network's agencies are present.

FrancePrince Amyn, Prince Hussain and His Highness the Aga Khan at the launch of publication L'Egypte Fatimide: son art et son histoire at the Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, 3 December 1999.

 

 

FranceHis Highness the Aga Khan with Professor Marianne Barrucand, Institute of Art and Archaeology, University of Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), organiser of the conference on Fatimid Art and History held at the Sorbonne, 28-31 May 1998, and editor of the conference volume, L'Egypte Fatimide: son art et son histoire, published by the University Press as the first volume in its new series on Islam.

 

Mozambique
MozambiqueHis Highness the Aga Khan and President Joaquim Chissano after signing the Development Cooperation Agreement between the Government of Mozambique and the Aga Khan Development Network on 11 August 1998.

MozambiqueHis Highness the Aga Khan meets South African President Nelson Mandela in Maputo, Mozambique.

 

 

Spain
SpainTheir Royal Majesties the King and Queen of Spain accompanying Their Highnesses, the Aga Khan and the Begum Aga Khan on a tour of the Alhambra Palace, Granada, Spain, the site of the 1998 Award Ceremony for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.

SpainHis Royal Majesty the King of Spain and His Highness the Aga Khan congratulating master carpenter Ibrahim bin Adam who shared the Award for the Salinger Residence in Malaysia. To the left is the project's architect, Jimmy Lim.

 

Tajikistan
TajikistanHis Highness the Aga Khan and President Emomali Rakhmonov arriving at the Aga Khan Lycée, Khorog during his visit to Tajikistan in September 1998. The Lycée is being developed by the Aga Khan Education Services.

 

The World Bank
The World BankHis Highness the Aga Khan delivering the keynote address at The World Bank symposium on the New Networked Economy on 10 November 1999.

 

 

The World BankHis Highness the Aga Khan with World Bank President James Wolfensohn and the Executive and Artistic Director of Carnegie Hall, Franz Xaver Ohnesorg after his address.

 
World Faiths Development Dialogue

World Faiths Development DialogueHis Highness the Aga Khan with Dr. George Carey, the Archbishop of Canterbury at the meeting of the World Faiths Development Dialogue at The World Bank, 11 November 1999.

 

World Faiths Development DialogueParticipants in the World Faiths Development Dialogue. Seated left to right are His Royal Highness Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan, His Highness the Aga Khan, World Bank President James Wolfensohn, and Dr. George Carey, the Archbishop of Canterbury.

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