[Photo Gallery] AKDN: Aga Khan receives presidential honour in recognition of his service to humanity

Lisbon, Portugal, 20 July 2017 – His Highness the Aga Khan today received one of Portugal’s highest honours – the Grã-Cruz da Ordem da Liberdade, or Grand Cross of the Order of Liberty – in recognition of his service to uplifting lives around the world. Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa bestowed the Aga Khan with this honour during a ceremony held at Lisbon’s Belem Palace.

His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan is congratulated by Portugal’s President, His Excellency Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa after receiving the Honorary Doctorate (Honoris Causa) from Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. Looking on (left to right) are Dr. Francisco Pinto Balsemão, Patron of the Doctorate and former Prime Minister of Portugal, Professor António Rendas, Rector of the Nova University and Professor Eduardo Arantes e Oliveira, President of the NOVA University General Council. (image credit: AKDN / Antonio Pedrosa)
His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan is congratulated by Portugal’s President, His Excellency Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa after receiving the Honorary Doctorate (Honoris Causa) from Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. Looking on (left to right) are Dr. Francisco Pinto Balsemão, Patron of the Doctorate and former Prime Minister of Portugal, Professor António Rendas, Rector of the Nova University and Professor Eduardo Arantes e Oliveira, President of the NOVA University General Council. (image credit: AKDN / Antonio Pedrosa)

 

The Aga Khan was in Lisbon at the invitation of the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa to receive an Honorary Doctorate (Honoris Causa) for his longstanding commitment to improving the quality of life for some of the world’s vulnerable populations as well as for his efforts to promote respect for tolerance and pluralism.

This visit was the first official public event for the Aga Khan since the launch of his Diamond Jubilee year, which marked 60 years as Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslim community

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