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50+ magnificent photos of His Highness the Aga Khan with the President of Portugal at Belem Palace, National Palace of Queluz, and Palacete Henrique de Mendonça
Barakah is pleased to present this superb collection of more than 50 photos of His Highness the Aga Khan from the website of the President of the Republic of Portugal, Dr. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. The President honoured him at Belem Palace and the National Palace of Queluz as well as visited the future Seat of the Ismaili Imamat at the invitation of His Highness to see the renovations that are underway at Palace Henrique de Mendonça. A link to audio remarks made by President Marcelo is provided after the photos.
09:07:2018: O Presidente Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa recebeu, em audiência no Palácio de Belém, o Príncipe Aga Khan, que se encontra em visita oficial a Portugal por ocasião das celebrações do Jubileu de Diamante, que assinala 60 anos enquanto Líder Espiritual (Imam) dos Muçulmanos Shia Ismaili.
Após ter sido recebido pelo Presidente da República no Pátio dos Bichos, local onde foram executados os hinos, o Príncipe Aga Khan tirou a fotografia oficial e assinou o Livro de Honra na Sala das Bicas.
Depois da apresentação das delegações na Sala Dourada, o Presidente Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa reuniu-se a sós com o Príncipe Aga Khan na Sala de Audiências. A reunião foi mais tarde alargada às respetivas delegações
President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa received Prince Aga Khan, who is on an official visit to Portugal on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, which marks 60 years as the Spiritual Leader (Imam) of the Shia Muslims Ismaili.
After being received by the President of the Republic at Pátio dos Bichos , where the hymns were performed, Prince Aga Khan took the official photograph and signed the Book of Honor in the Sala das Bicas. 
After the presentation of the delegations in the Golden Room, President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa met alone with Prince Aga Khan in the Hearing Room. The meeting was later extended to the respective delegations.
His Highness the Aga Khan at Palácio Nacional de Queluz
09.07.2018: O Presidente Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa ofereceu um jantar, no Palácio Nacional de Queluz,  em honra do Príncipe Aga Khan, que se encontra em visita oficial a Portugal.
President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa offered a dinner at the National Palace of Queluz in honor of Prince Aga Khan, who is on an official visit to Portugal.
The President of Portugal visits Palacete Henrique de Mendonça, the Seat of the Ismaili Imamat
10.07.2018: O Presidente da República visitou os trabalhos de recuperação do Palacete Henrique de Mendonça, em Lisboa, futura Sede Mundial do Imamat Ismaili.
A convite do Príncipe Aga Khan, que está em Portugal no âmbito do encerramento das celebrações do seu Jubileu de Diamante, o Presidente Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa e representantes de outros Órgãos de Soberania e da Sociedade Civil visitaram o espaço que deverá ser inaugurado no ano que vem como sede mundial da Comunidade Ismaelita (Imamat Ismaili).
President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousao of Portugal and representatives of other Sovereign and Civil Society Bodies visited the restoration works of the Palacete Henrique de Mendonça in Lisbon, future World Headquarters of Imamat Ismaili, at the invitation of Prince Aga Khan, who is in Portugal to close the celebrations of his Diamond Jubilee.
Speech by the President of Portugal in honour of His Highness the Aga Khan
.The Sala das Bicas Palace, located in Belém, formerly a palace of kings, is now a national monument and seat of the Portuguese Presidency. Called “da leoneiras” in the eighteenth century, it seems to have as its emblem the lion — a solar symbol that combines Wisdom with Power. A green flag with the national shield – the presidential banner — is hoisted in the palace indicating the presence of the President in Belém. The entrance to the palace is made by the ramp of the Pátio dos Bichos. Around here are the guests of the President of the Republic and official visits.
 The National Palace of Queluz and its historical gardens in Sintra are one of the most remarkable examples of the harmonious link between landscape and palatial architecture in Portugal. They illustrate the evolution of the Court’s tastes in the 18th and 19th centuries, a period that was marked by the baroque, rococo and neoclassicism. Built in 1747 at the orders of the future King Pedro III, the consort of Queen Maria I, the Palace of Queluz was initially conceived as a summer residence, becoming the royal family’s preferred place for their leisure and entertainment. They lived there permanently from 1794 until their departure for Brazil in 1807, as a result of the French invasions.
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Mr. Merchant, excellent memories for years to come through your choices of the compilation of these pictures. We are proud of you and bless you for your time and very fortunate to have people like you in our jamat. Mowla bless you with his best blessings.
Diamond Jubilee muborak. Ya Ali Madad.
Wow these photos are amazing! Thank you for compiling them in one post so we can view them all at once
Thanks for beautiful pictures of these keepsakes!
Wonderful historical memory.
Thank you very much for sharing all these wonderful photographs. They will be seen time and time again over the next several years.
Heartiest congratulations for compiling these photos of Hazar Imam to Lisbon, Portugal on the occasion of his Diamond Jubilee. We witnessed the occasion and it was really fantastic & excellent. The arrangements done at the venue were beyond our expectations. Heartiest congratulations to all the volunteers who made this occasion very special and successful.
These are priceless………captures the moments so vividly.
You must feel really proud of the work you are doing in making history alive for all your readers.
Thank you for your kind note. I am glad I compiled the photos into one post from the Portugal President’s website. There is a tremendous response in terms of readership. I feel happy about the work I do out of personal interest, much passion and love for publications in general. My joy is when readers visit the website(s), and enjoy pieces such as the ones you, Zafeera and Rahim Hirji and many others have contributed over the past 12 months. They are truly inspiring.
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