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Aga Khan receives Die Quadriga 2005 Prize

Berlin, Germany, 3 October 2005 - His Highness the Aga Khan received the Die Quadriga Prize in recognition of his commitment to development in the poorest regions of the world. Delivering the laudatory address, Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, praised him as a humanist, peace-builder, democrat, philanthropist and 'esteemed ambassador between civilisations'. Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa thanked the Aga Khan for helping to bring hope and opportunity to regions of the world that have known despair. President Mkapa also thanked the Aga Khan for donating the Award's 25,000 Euro prize, as well as an equivalent sum, to a microfinance project in Tanzania.