On Thursday October 14, Prince Rahim Aga Khan attended a cultural celebration to mark the 30th anniversary of Tajikistan’s independence, held at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris, in the presence of the President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon.

According to the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), Prince Rahim conveyed His Highness the Aga Khan's warmest greetings and congratulations, and affirmed the Aga Khan Development Network’s commitment to Tajikistan’s peace and prosperity.

AKDN’s investments in Tajikistan span the economic, humanitarian, social, and cultural sectors, helping to improve the quality of life of all Tajik peoples.

Prince Rahim Aga Khan is the second of four children of His Highness the Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary Imam (Spiritual Leader) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims and the founder and chairman of AKDN.  Based in Geneva, Switzerland, Prince Rahim Aga Khan has been actively involved for many years in the governance of AKDN.