UAE Cabinet approves National Tolerance Programme
(Abu Dhabi) – The UAE Cabinet, chaired by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has congratulated President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Members of the Supreme Council, the Rulers of the Emirates, and the people of the UAE, as well as the Arab and Islamic countries, on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan.
Sheikh Mohammed stated that “The UAE, led by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan will continue to promote the principles of tolerance established by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The tolerance is a key value of our ancestors and our founding fathers. The UAE has succeeded in spreading it throughout the Arab region and the world.”
He also said, “The holy month of Ramadan is a great opportunity to spread the spirit of tolerance, and show the real image of moderation, and respect for others. Tolerance is the basis for building societies, and promoting values of peaceful coexistence. Today, we need to be more tolerant and united to face the changes happening around us.”
The UAE Cabinet meeting was held at the Presidential Palace, in the presence of H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, and H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.
During the meeting, the UAE Cabinet approved the National Tolerance Programme presented by Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance.
Sheikha Lubna presented the National Tolerance Programme before the Cabinet, highlighting the values of tolerance in the UAE society. The programme is based on seven main pillars: Islam, UAE Constitution, Zayed’s Legacy and Ethics of the UAE, International Conventions, Archeology and History, Humanity, and Common Values.