SINGAPORE, March 30 (Bernama) — The Aga Khan, Imam of the Shia Ismaili community, is on a four-day working visit to Singapore, beginning today.

He is the founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, an umbrella organisation of agencies covering various development issues which has operations in different regions, including Asia.

In a statement, the foreign affairs ministry said the Aga Khan was visiting Singapore after inaugurating the opening of the ”Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum: Architecture in Islamic Arts” exhibition at the Islamic Arts Museum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The exhibition, which will also be held at the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore from July 19 to Oct 28, this year, will explore the diverse artistic traditions of Islamic architecture through a showcase of artefacts and artwork from the Aga Khan Museum collection.

While in Singapore, the Aga Khan will call on President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and will be hosted to lunch by Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Dr Yaacob Ibrahim.

The Aga Khan last visited Singapore in 2008, as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his ascension.


Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, its achievements and humanitarian works.

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