UAE is role model for tolerance, co-existence: RAK Ruler

RAS AL KHAIMAH, 26th October, 2016 (WAM) — The UAE is a role model for tolerance and peaceful co-existence and a respected nation regionally and globally thanks to the policies of the leadership, affirmed H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras al-Khaimah.

”Our state was founded on deeply embedded values of mutual respect and co-operation with other nations. We have to promote and spread principles and values of tolerance and co-existence, denounce discrimination and hatred speech and harness all methods and means to educate both residents and visitors about the state laws and regulations that foster moderation, centralism and respect for the other,” HH Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi said during a meeting with Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance, on Wednesday.

The UAE, he stated, had set a global example of cultural interaction as its security and stability had made it a destination for peoples from around the world.

He called for instilling these values and principles of the founding forefathers on the young Emirati generations which, he said, would have positive impact on their career and life.

Sheikha Lubna informed Sheikh Saud about the National Tolerance Programme which highlights the values of tolerance in the UAE society. The programme is based on seven main pillars. These are Islam, the UAE Constitution, Zayed’s Legacy and Ethics of the UAE, International Conventions, Archaeology and History, Humanity, and Common Values, she said.

Sheikh Saud appreciated efforts being made by the minister and her team to spread the UAE’s message of tolerance, centralism, moderation and co-existence.