INTRODUCTION: The Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, have been on a three-day official visit to Mauritania.
INTRODUCTION: The Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, have been on a three-day official visit to Mauritania. On Saturday (29 January), he met President Moktar Ould Daddah at the Presidential Palace in Nouakchott, the capital.
SYNOPSIS: The Iranian Prince is a staunch Moslem, and uncle of the Karim Aga Khan who is the head of the Ismaili Moslems throughout the world. He himself has played a part in the development of the religion. Islam is the only official religion of Mauritania, and President Ould Daddah himself is a Moslem.
The 44-year-old Prince Sadruddin, educated in the United States, has devoted his working life to two main interests -- refugees every - where, and the development of Islam. He was educated at Harvard University, and founded the Islamic Association there. He's still the Secretary, and also the President of the Council of Islamic Affairs in New York. The Prince has been working for the United Nations Commission for Refugees for 15 years, and has held the High Commissioner's job since 1965.