Lubna Al Qasimi discusses tolerance with British, German officials

DUBAI, — The UAE leadership, government and people are fulfilling their national and international responsibilities by promoting values of tolerance, coexistence and peace on the one hand and the rejection of violence, hatred and discrimination on the other, Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance, has said.

She made the statement during her two meetings with Alex Aiken, Executive Director of Government Communication of the British Government and Mark C. Donfried, Executive Director and Founder of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy of the Federal Republic of Germany, on the sidelines of the Arab Media Forum in Dubai.

Along with them, Sheikha Lubna reviewed the National Programme for Tolerance aimed at sustaining the values of tolerance, love, coexistence and friendship among all segments of the UAE society.

She explained to them the seven principles of the programme: Islam, the Constitution of the UAE, the legacy of Zayed and the UAE ethics, international conventions, effects and history, human instinct and common values.

Sheikha Lubna also referred to the role of the government as an incubator of tolerance by strengthening the role of the family in building a tolerant society, promoting tolerance among young people and shielding them from intolerance and extremism by enriching the scientific and cultural content of tolerance, contributing to international efforts to promote tolerance and highlighting the UAE as a tolerant country.

The two meetings were attended by Ahmed Khalfan Al Mansouri, Secretary-General of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Award for Tolerance.

Source: Emirates News Agency