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  • His Highness the Aga Khan meets Dr. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany at the Chancellery in Berlin.
    AKDN / Hinrik Schmoock
Aga Khan meets German Chancellor Merkel to discuss expanding cooperation

Berlin, 14-15 May 2009 - Two-day official visit to hold talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel, Vice-Chancellor and Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and Development Minister Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul. The meetings focused on the expansion of activities since the signing of an agreement in 2004 between the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to deepen cooperation in regions of mutual interest. The meetings also highlighted the need for attention to the situation in developing countries in Africa and Asia  given  current global economic and financial challenges.