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  • His Highness the Aga Khan speaking during the XIIIth International Meeting of Peoples and Religions.
    AKDN / Patrick Ruchdi
XIIIth international meeting of peoples and religions, Portugal

Lisbon, 26 September 2000 - In an address yesterday to a special session on "Africa’s Rebirth" at the XIIIth International Meeting of Peoples and Religions, His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims, underlined the need for a stronger basis for civil society to be able to address problems of conflict, corruption and the AIDS epidemic.