His Excellency President Michael Higgins of Ireland and his wife Sabina Mary Coyne, today received Mawlana Hazar Imam at their official residence Áras an Uachtaráin. The occasion honoured Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee, which concluded last month.

The two leaders expressed their commitment to working together to support sustainable development and the strengthening of civil society, and of human resource capacity to improve the quality of life and create opportunity in various parts of the world.

Mawlana Hazar Imam’s family’s engagement with Ireland’s equine industry and related economic development spans three generations.

The Diamond Jubilee year, which concluded on 11 July 2018, marked the 60th anniversary of Hazar Imam’s accession to the Ismaili Imamat.