Maputo, Mozambique, 15 December 2010 – Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Maputo this evening on a two-day visit to Mozambique. During the visit, Hazar Imam will participate in the inauguration of the Polana Serena Hotel in Maputo.

Upon his arrival, Mawlana Hazar Imam was received by senior government officials, including Mr Fernando Sumbana, Minister of Tourism, Mr Pedro Couto, Vice Minister of Finance and Chairman of the Government-AKDN Coordination Committee, as well as representatives of the AKDN and leaders from the Mozambique Jamat.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is accompanied by Prince Amyn, who will attend the inauguration ceremony in his capacity as Director of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development and Chairman of its Executive Committee.