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  • His Highness the Aga Khan and Hamid Karzai, then Chairman of the Interim Authority of the Government of Afghanistan at the launch of the “Back to School” initiative led by UNICEF.
    AKDN / Gary Otte
Aga Khan attends inauguration of President Karzai

Kabul, 7 December 2004 - His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims, today attended the official inauguration of Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai, in a ceremony held in the former royal palace in Kabul. The inauguration ceremony was attended by more than 600 people, including more than 150 foreign dignitaries, among them U.S Vice President Richard Cheney, Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld and Lakhdar Brahimi, the U.N. Special Adviser.