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  • His Highness the Aga Khan meeting with the President of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, to discuss the revitalisation project of the historic old city undertaken by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC).
    AKDN / Gary Otte
President Mubarak and Aga Khan discuss Cairo projects

Cairo, Egypt, 4 May 1999 — President Hosni Mubarak today discussed with His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam of the Ismaili Muslims, an integrated plan for development of Cairo's largest park, and innovative cultural restoration and economic revitalisation projects being undertaken by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in the capital's historic old city. Their meeting followed extensive site visits by the Aga Khan to the Azhar Park and the adjoining Darb al Ahmar district during which he had frank and productive exchanges with the Governor of Cairo, Dr. Abdel-Rehim Shehata, the Minister of Culture Farouk Hosni Abdel Aziz and the Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Dr. Gaballah Ali Gaballah.