Prince Rahim, together with his younger son, Prince Sinan, and the President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, yesterday visited the Royal Treasure Museum at the Ajuda National Palace in Lisbon, at the invitation of the Minister of Culture, Pedro Adão e Silva.

They were accompanied by the Secretary of State for Culture, Isabel Cordeiro; the Museum Director, José Alberto Ribeiro; the Diplomatic Representative of the Ismaili Imamat to Portugal, Nazim Ahmad; and the President of the Ismaili Council for Portugal, Rahim Firozali.

The Portuguese Republic and the Ismaili Imamat partnered to enable the integration of an exceptional 16th century salver, or traditional serving tray, into the museum’s permanent collection. During the visit, the group viewed this and other noteworthy pieces, highlighting the importance of their joint endeavour to safeguard Portugal’s historic cultural landscape. 

The Ismaili Imamat established a Seat in Portugal in 2015, and works closely with Portugal to promote peace and stability, human dignity and pluralism, and the improvement of the quality of life of the vulnerable.