General/ HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces received in Abu Dhabi yesterday HH Prince Aga Khan, Leader of the Ismaili community who is currently visiting the country along with his daughter Princess Zahra and his son Prince Rahim. Present during the meeting was Foreign Minister HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Sheikh Mohammed welcomed Prince Aga Khan and discussed with him progress of the development, charity and services scheme undertaken by the Aga Khan Foundation. They stressed the important role played by the Non Government Organisations (NGOs) and international organisations in humanitarian and their contribution to improving living standards of poor people, regardless of their nationality, background or creed.
Also discussed was UAE as place that hosts people from different religions and cultures, thanks to the wise policy of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Prince Aga Khan praised UAE as a model for harmony and peaceful co-existence among different communities.
Prince Aga Khan became the spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslim community in 1957 following the death of his [grand]father Sir Sultan Mohammed Shah Aga Khan. He is the Chairman of Aga Khan Foundation. Princess Zahra heads the social welfare section at the Aga Khan Foundation, while Prince Rahim Aga Khan acts as the Executive Director of the Foundation. – Emirates News Agency
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