Kyrgyz Republic’s Order of Danaker for His Highness the Aga Khan

Kyrgyz Republic's Order of Danaker for His Highness the Aga KhanBishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, 18 October 2016 – On the first day of an official visit to the Kyrgyz Republic, His Highness the Aga Khan was presented the Order of Danaker by His Excellency Almazbek Atambayev, President of the Kyrgyz Republic. The order is the country’s highest recognition given to a foreign citizen for contributions to the strengthening of peace, friendship and cooperation between peoples and for working towards preserving inter-ethnic harmony and the mutual enrichment of national cultures.

His Excellency commended His Highness for his steadfast commitment and for his contributions to development across the region. “It is my privilege to award the Order of Danaker to His Highness the Aga Khan,” remarked President Atambayev. “The Danaker is a mark of honour awarded to individuals who unite people, nations and countries. On behalf of the people of Kyrgyzstan, and in my personal capacity, I would like to express sincere gratitude for the contributions and support Your Highness has been providing through AKDN in a variety of sectors including education, healthcare, agriculture and others.”

The AKDN has been working in the country since 2001. Its programmes, operating in all seven oblasts, help develop an economically dynamic, politically stable and intellectually and culturally vibrant Kyrgyz Republic. Working in the fields of education, health care, economic development, microfinance, agricultural development and cultural preservation, the Network employs over 1,500 nationals.

Source: Aga Khan Development Network

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