8 June 2009 AKIpress
Foreign Minister Kadyrbek Sarbaev on Saturday met with Prince Rahim Aga Khan to discuss the issues related to implementation of the projects of the Aga Khan Development Network in Kyrgyzstan, reported the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Kadyrbek Sarbaev expressed his hope that the joint agreements in support of mountainous communities, micro-financing, tourism, telecommunication technologies, functioning of the Kyrgyz Investment Credit Bank, support of folklore musical groups will be implemented effectively.
As a result of discussion of cooperation prospects the agreement was reached regarding closer coordination of actions under existing programs of the Aga Khan Development Network in Kyrgyzstan.AKIpress
PRINCE RAHIM AGA KHAN VISITS GORNO BADAKHSHAN
5 June 2009 Asia-PLUS Daily Blitz
KHOROG, June 5, 2009, Asia-Plus /Shonavruz Afzalshoyev/ — Prince Rahim Aga Khan, the eldest son of His Highness the Aga Khan, arrived in Khorog on June 4. On arrival in Khorog, Prince Rahim went to the Ishkashim district, where he got acquainted with activity of the branch of the First MicroFinance Bank (FMFB) in the district and reviewed projects of the Mountain Societies Development Support Program (MSDSP) of the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) there. The same day, Prince Rahim visited FMFB’s branch in Khorog, the campus of the School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) of the University of Central Asia (UCA) in Khorog and the Khorog Central Park that is being rehabilitated under financial support of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). Yesterday afternoon, Prince Rahim Aga Khan also visited the Pamir Energy Economy (PamirEnergy) and the Pamir-1 hydropower plant as well as reviewed a number of the AKDN projects in other districts of the region.
As it had been reported earlier, Prince Rahim arrived in Tajikistan on June 2 at a start of a five-day visit to Central Asia, which also includes Kyrgyzstan. Prince Rahim is an executive Director of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) — the economic development arm of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). He also serves as an Executive Director at the Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance (AKAM). He travels regularly to Asia and Africa to oversee the industrial plants, hotel properties and financial institutions, including microfinance program, of the AKDN.