Portugal’s President tours Ismaili Centre



Portugal’s President visits Ismaili Centre in Lisbon

The Ismaili Centre in Lisbon is a wonderful place for many activities including weddings. (Sultan Jessa/Photo)

LISBON – Portugal: Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa was warmly greeted by followers of the Aga Khan when he visited the imposing Ismaili Centre in Lisbon.

He was officially welcomed by Nazim Ahmed, diplomatic representative of the Ismaili Imamat in Portugal, Rahim Firozali, president of the National Council of Portugal and several other community leaders.

Rebelo de Sousa was taken on a conducted tour of the centre where he was many activities in progress.

Portugal’s President poses with children (Nuro Ismael/Photo)

In an interview, a government official told me President Rebelo de Sousa was impressed by the centre and enjoyed meeting and mingling with Ismailis.

The official said he heard conversations about the president’s father inaugurating the Maputo Jamat Khana in Mozambique many…

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