The following is an announcement posted on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Simerg will update this post as and when other details, photos and videos become available. The link to the Ministry’s website is provided below. With regard to the Minister’s mention of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s forthcoming Diamond Jubilee, we invite all our readers to visit Simerg’s new initiative, www.barakah.com – His Highness the Aga Khan A Visual and Textual Celebration 1957-2017.
April 20, 2017: His Highness the Aga Khan at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
20 April 2017 11:12
Welcome to Moscow. I would like to begin by saying that on July 11 we will mark 60 years of your mission as the Spiritual Leader and Imam of the Nizari Ismailis.
You are a good friend who often visits us. We highly appreciate your views on Afghanistan and also on many other modern issues. We treasure your sagacious and wise views as you are a man with great experience. We see that your actions are guided not only by a desire to protect the interests of Ismailis around the world, but also to help settle the acute international issues that have been accumulating for the past decade. We hope to have a useful meeting.
I am happy to see you.
VIDEO – REMARKS BY SERGEI LAVROV AND THE AGA KHAN
Date posted: April 20, 2017.
Please visit Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks at talks with Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, Spiritual Leader of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslim Community, Moscow, April 20, 2017
Please also visit www.barakah.com – His Highness the Aga Khan A Visual and Textual Celebration 1957-2017.