Manama, Mar. 20 (BNA): His Highness Prince Amyn Muhammad Aga Khan paid a visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain on March 18 and 19 during which he met with President of Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA), Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa. He was informed about the kingdom’s main cultural and civilizational achievements and visited landmarks in Manama and Muharraq.
Shaikha Mai praised the visit, stressing the importance of cooperation with the Aga Khan Foundation, pointing out the Aga Khan Award for Architecture which was won by Muharraq in 2019 and subsequently the kingdom reserved a seat in its steering committee.
Shaikha Mai informed HH Prince Amyn Muhammad Aga Khan about Bahrain’s cultural movement and achievements aimed at attracting the quality cultural tourism.
HH Prince Amyn Muhammad Aga Khan visited many cultural sites, including Bahrain National Museum, Bab Bahrain, Bu Maher Fort, the Information Centre, The Pearl Route, which is registered on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List, and Shaikh Ibrahim bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Centre for Culture and Research. He attended at the end of his visit a musical concert by the Aga Khan band of senior musicians. The concert was organised in cooperation with the Aga Khan Musical Programme. He also attended a lecture on dialogue between cultures through arts, which was hosted by Bahrain National Museum and delivered by Dr Ulrike Al-Kamis, the Director and Chief Executive of the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada.