May 20, 2008

Aga Khan arrives in Dhaka

The Aga Khan, leader of the Ismaili Muslims, arrived in Dhaka Monday afternoon to a red carpet reception by private plane and was greeted by chief adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed at the airport, reports

He was driven to Sonargaon Hotel, where he will be staying during his four-day visit. He is scheduled to have a meeting with the chief adviser at 3.30pm.

The Prince Aga Khan is visiting Bangladesh at the invitation of Fakhruddin Ahmed. The trip is also part of the commemoration of the Aga Khan's 50th anniversary as the hereditary and spiritual leader (imam) of the Shia Ismaili community.

He is expected to meet with president Iajuddin Ahmed, foreign adviser Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury, law adviser AF Hassan Ariff, finance adviser AB Mirza Azizul Islam and education adviser Hossain Zillur Rahman during his stay, the foreign ministry said.


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