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Volunteers line up to collect special-edition Mulaqat uniforms

As anticipation builds for the upcoming Diamond Jubilee Mulaqat with Mawlana Hazar Imam, the Jamats of France, Belgium, Switzerland, and Côte d’Ivoire have set up special programmes to prepare for and celebrate the auspicious occasion. 

Two opposing volleyball teams pose for a group picture

A joyful, entertaining and healthy day has marked the celebration of the Belgian Jamat’s unity through the first ever Ismaili sports tournament to be hosted in the city of Gent. 

Mawlana Hazar Imam with the President of Afghanistan, Dr Ashraf Ghani, at the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan. AKDN / Anya Campbell

Brussels, 6 October 2016 — “Since 2001, AKDN and its partners have channelled over $1 billion to enhance self-reliance and improve the quality of life of Afghans,” said Mawlana Hazar Imam yesterday, and he indicated that more will follow in the years ahead.

President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa welcomes Mawlana Hazar Imam at Belém Palace, the official residence of the President of Portugal. AKDN / Luis Filipe Catarino

Lisbon, 12 May 2016 — Mawlana Hazar Imam is in Portugal for his first official visit since a landmark agreement establishing the global Seat of the Ismaili Imamat in Portugal came into effect. Yesterday evening he attended a dinner hosted in his honour by the President of the Portuguese Republic.

Ismaili Imamat Representative Nazim Ahmad and Portuguese Minister Professor Manuel Heitorsign an agreement that will strengthen research capacity and improve quality of life in Portugal and in Portuguese-speaking countries. AKDN / Luis Filipe Catarino

Lisbon, 12 May 2016 — The Portuguese Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education and the Ismaili Imamat signed an agreement today that will strengthen research capacity and improve quality of life in Portugal and in Portuguese-speaking countries. Mawlana Hazar Imam and members of his delegation, as well as Ministry staff were present at the signing ceremony. The Ismaili Imamat is supporting the agreement with a €10 million grant over 10 years.

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