His Highness the Aga Khan meets with Professor Jose Mariano Gago, Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education after the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Aga Khan University (AKU) and the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP).His Highness the Aga Khan and His Eminence D. Jose Policarpo, the Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon and Chancellor of the University, today witnessed the historic signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Aga Khan University (AKU) and the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP). The agreement of academic collaboration was signed at the Ismaili Centre in Lisbon, by Professor Manuel Braga da Cruz, Rector of the UCP and Firoz Rasul, President AKU as part of efforts to foster international understanding and scholarly cooperation between diverse cultures and faiths.
On the second day of his visit to Portugal, His Highness the Aga Khan held meetings with various government officials, including the Minister of Justice, Alberto Costa, as well as the President of the Assembly of the Republic Jaime Gama. Later that day, the Aga Khan held a meeting with Foreign Minister, Luis Amado and then met with Prime Minister Jose Socrates at the Prime Minister’s Palace. Here, the Aga Khan and the Foreign Minister signed an Agreement of International Cooperation between the Ismaili Imamat and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Portuguese Republic.
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10 July 2008:
His Highness the Aga Khan
arrives in Portugal on a 4 day visit to the country on the occasion of his Golden Jubilee. His Highness the Aga Khan arrives in Portugal on a 4 day visit to the country on the occasion of his Golden Jubilee. During his visit he will meet with the President of the Portuguese Republic, Professor Cavaco Silva, who will host a lunch in his honour.
The Aga Khan will also meet with the President of the National Assembly,
Dr. Jaime Gama, the Prime Minister, José Socrates, the Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Luís Amado as well as the Minister of Justice, Dr. Alberto Costa. His schedule also includes meetings with the United Nations High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, Dr. Jorge Sampaio - former President of the Portuguese Republic.
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