ABU DHABI, President of the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace, Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Jarwan, hailed the declaration of 2019 as the "Year of Tolerance" in the UAE by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, as part of enhancing the UAE's role as a capital of coexistence and cultural rapprochement.

He stressed that the initiative is a real extension of the values instilled by Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

In a statement today, Al Jarwan called on the world to adopt the UAE's approach and culture of tolerance and to work to enhance tolerance, rejection of extremism and openness to cultures and peoples values as a general societal approach involving all segments of society.

President of the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace said, "During the year of Zayed 2018, we witnessed many local and international events and initiatives to commemorate the late leader, Sheikh Zayed, and glorify his legacy, values and hard work, to spread them through cooperative and innovative initiatives."

He stressed that the UAE is proud of its message of tolerance to the world. He wished that this message will prevail to become a global approach for all countries in the world while combatting terrorism and extremism.

Source: Emirates News Agency