Abu Dhabi: Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, has inaugurated the annual ‘Government as an Incubator of Tolerance’ forum, a hub for tolerance. The event, held under the title ‘Cultivating the Principles of Tolerance and Coexistence,’ was organized by the Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence in collaboration with other ministries as well as federal and local authorities participating in the initiative.
The forum was attended by Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, Mr. Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, Cultural Advisor to the UAE President, Dr. Mohammed Matar Al Kaabi, Chairman of the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments, Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Chairman of the Community Development Department in Abu Dhabi, Ms. Hessa bint Issa Buhumaid, Director-General of the Community Development Authority in Dubai, and Ms. Afraa Al Sabri, Director-General at the Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence. The event also witnessed participation from representatives of more than 55 federal and local ministries, 60 ambassadors from friendly countries to the UAE, as well as several local, federal, and private sector pioneers.
Sheikh Nahyan commented that the annual forum was an opportunity to spotlight the significance of tolerance and human fraternity to the UAE’s progress and development, as well as celebrate the efforts of the tolerance committees of ministries and government entities.
The forum focused on highlighting the efforts of the Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence and federal and local government entities in implementing the Government Incubator of Tolerance initiative. In addition, the event provided a comprehensive platform for exchanging expertise and best government practices in tolerance among all entities participating in the national initiative.
The forum further covered the best practices in government institutions by presenting the vision of four government entities that offered an innovative initiative to promote tolerance. The event concluded its activities by honoring 29 ministries and entities for their excellence in achieving the initiative’s goals.