A landmark agreement to establish the Seat of the Ismaili Imamat was signed on June 3, 2015 by Mawlana Hazar Imam and Portugal’s Minister of State and Foreign Affairs, Rui Machete in Lisbon.
The Agreement marked the first such accord in the Ismaili Imamat’s modern history.
Simerg brings you the text of the Agreement in full based on the original English version of the document, which appears on the website of the Portuguese Parliament.
“… Recalling the Agreement between the Portuguese Republic and the Ismaili Imamat, signed in Lisbon, on 8 May 2009, whereby the legal personality of the Ismaili Imamat is recognised;” … >>more >>
– Excerpt from the Agreement between the Portuguese Republic and the Ismaili Imamat for the establishment of the Seat of the Ismaili Imamat in Portugal
“Today is a unique and important occasion, where for the first time in our history we will have the opportunity to work with a partner with whom we share so many values, so many hopes and so many desires.” … >>more >>
– His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan
49th Hereditary Imam of the Ismaili Muslims
Necessidades Palace, Lisbon, Portugal, June 3rd, 2015
The Agreement is divided into 5 chapters and consists of 21 articles, dealing with:
- General Provision
- The Seat of Imamat
- Prerogatives of the Imam and the Members of the Seat
- Final Provisions
The Agreement, reflecting the mutual trust and esteem which has traditionally characterised the relationship between the Republic of Portugal and Mawlana Hazar Imam, affirms the recognition of the legal personality of the Ismaili Imamat.