Sheikh Khalifa Declares 2019 as the Year of Tolerance

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To mark the occasion, the UAE leaders have named the Dubai Water Canal’s iconic bridge the Tolerance Bridge

His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, president of the United Arab Emirates and the eldest son of the late Sheikh Zayed, has declared that 2019 will be officially proclaimed the Year of Tolerance.

“Tolerance is a characteristic of advanced societies and a pre-requisite for cultural empowerment and prosperity,” says Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai. “In 2019, we will work to institutionalise this value and lead the intellectual,media & research efforts required to promote tolerance in our region.”

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الإخوة والأخوات .. وجه رئيس الدولة حفظه الله بإعلان العام القادم ٢٠١٩ في دولة الإمارات عاما للتسامح ... بهدف تعزيز الدور العالمي الذي تلعبه الدولة كعاصمة للتعايش والتلاقي الحضاري .. وترسيخ هذه القيمة التي أرادها زايد سمة ملازمة للمجتمع الإماراتي. التسامح هو عنوان المجتمعات المتقدمة فكريا وإنسانيا،وأداة من أدوات التمكين الحضاري،وضمان لاستقرار وازدهار الأمم.وسنسعى في ٢٠١٩ لمأسسة هذه القيمة وقيادة حركة الإنتاجات الفكرية والإعلامية والبحثية لتعزيز هذه القيمة في منطقتنا التي عانت كثيرا بسبب التعصب للأفكار أو للطوائف أو للأحزاب

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The Year of Tolerance will be an extension of the Year of Zayed, which ran this year.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan adds, “With Khalifa's announcement of 2019 as the Year of Tolerance, we recall the great heritage that Sheikh Zayed founded on tolerance and today characterises UAE's diverse society. The world today needs universal human values to be promoted for the sake of future generations.”



To mark the occasion, the UAE leaders have named the Dubai Water Canal’s iconic bridge the Tolerance Bridge.


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