ASTANA / WAM
Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister for Tolerance, said that the UAE, since its establishment by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, has become a regional and international symbol of tolerance and humanitarian coexistence, through its initiatives and efforts to support international organisations that call for tolerance, love and peace around the world.
He added that the participation of the UAE, represented by the Ministry of Tolerance, in the “Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions,” which is being held in the Kazakh capital, Astana, aims to present the UAE’s vision of coexistence and humanitarian tolerance, in light of its religious, intellectual and cultural diversity, as well as to express its opinions and ideas about international tolerance and its contribution to eliminating sources of intellectual and religious extremism, and support peaceful means of solving all forms of conflicts.
Sheikh Nahyan stressed that the congress, since its launch in 2003, has become a platform for understanding and cooperation between religious and political leaders, as well as a source of trust for many countries.
Sheikh Nahyan added the ministry has many local and international plans for activities that will help spread the values of tolerance among communities, in coordination with its members and organisations, with the aim of achieving overall cooperation and joint work between government institutions and promoting tolerance and peaceful coexistence, which will make the UAE government a leading international model.