May 9, 2009

AKDN: Press Release: Agakhan In Lisbon

Aga Khan in Lisbon for Talks with Cardinal Patriarch and Foreign Minister

Lisbon, Portugal, 8 May 2009 - His Highness the Aga Khan made a one-day visit to Portugal to meet with the His Eminence D. Jose Policarpo, the Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon and Chancellor of the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP), and Portugal's Foreign Minister Luis Amado. The meeting follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Aga Khan University (AKU) and the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) in 2008. The agreement of academic collaboration was signed at the Ismaili Centre in Lisbon, by Professor Manuel Braga da Cruz, Rector of the UCP and Firoz Rasul, President AKU as part of efforts to foster international understanding and scholarly cooperation between diverse cultures and faiths. In 2005, the Patriarchate of Lisbon and Aga Khan Foundation Portugal signed a Partnership Agreement that provided the framework for cooperation in support of an innovative urban community support programme designed to address problems of social exclusion and poverty alleviation.

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