Original source in Portuguese, translated excerpt via Google. The official information must be forthcoming, pardon the grammatical errors below as this is a machine translated version.
Published on September 23, 2009
The Aga Khan Development opens Thursday a diplomatic mission in Lisbon, the first in Europe, under the cooperation agreement signed in 2005 between the Portuguese government and the Ismaili Imamat, the organization said.
The opening of the embassy, which will be formally inaugurated by the Aga Khan at a date to announce results of the protocol with the Portuguese government in 2005 and established the foundations for cooperation in areas such as poverty eradication, education, culture, pluralism and economic development.
According to Nazim Ahmad, representative in Portugal of the Aga Khan, the opening of an embassy will enable future initiatives.
Projects under preparation include opening a bank’s non-profit microfinance, the creation of an Aga Khan Academy and initiatives in the areas of rehabilitation of heritage and job creation.
The representation of the Aga Khan network in Portugal is the first in Europe and second in the Western world, after the delegation opened in 2008 in Canada.