Meeting between the minister for Europe and foreign affairs and the Aga Khan (Paris – September 19, 2018)

 

The minister for Europe and foreign affairs will receive Karim Al Hussaini, Aga Khan IV, today.

This meeting will notably provide an opportunity to take stock of the partnership agreement signed 10 years ago between the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, the French Development Agency (AFD) and the Aga Khan Development Network. The Aga Khan Foundation is a partner with which several ambitious projects have been implemented in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, notably in the education and health sectors, such as the extension of the French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC) in Kabul and in the energy sector, with the Bujagali hydroelectric power plant in Uganda.

The Aga Khan Foundation is also involved in the development of the Domaine de Chantilly, helping this cultural heritage site to assume its rightful place.

It therefore makes a valuable contribution to showcasing French heritage and to promoting our country abroad.

In recognition of his commitment to France, the minister will bestow the insignia of the Grand Cross of the National Order of the Legion of Honor upon the Aga Khan this evening.