ABU DHABI, 1st May, 2019
H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Supreme National Committee of the 'Year of Tolerance', presided over the committee's meeting in the presence of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, and its vice chairman.
While welcoming members of the committee, Sheikh Abdullah said, "Tolerance is a rooted value in our society and today it became an institutional work that needs rally everyone's efforts to enhance the country’s pioneering role as a global capital of tolerance."
The participants discussed a number of proposals related to activities and initiatives of Year of Tolerance and the importance of boosting the concept of tolerance among all segments in the UAE.
Among those who attended the meeting were Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development; Hessa Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development; Jameela Al Muheiri, Minister of State for Public Education; Dr. Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State and Chairman of the National Media Council; Ohoud bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness and Wellbeing; Shamma bint Suhail Faris Al Mazrui, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Zaki Nusseibeh, Minister of State.
A number of officials were also present.
Following the decision by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, declaring 2019 as the 'Year of Tolerance', His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, directed the formation of the "Supreme National Committee for Tolerance".