DUBAI, Mariam Hareb Almheiri, Minister of State for Food Security, has emphasised that tolerance is one of the pivotal values upon which the country was built and has been deeply rooted in the UAE society as they were instilled by Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and sustained by the wise leadership to enhance stability in the region and the world.

"The UAE has become an international entity that promotes human values, tolerance and coexistence, as it is host to more than 200 communities who live in harmony and peace," she said.

In her speech on the occasion of International Day for Tolerance 2018, Almheiri indicated that the leadership had established the Ministry of tolerance as a culmination of the UAE's efforts to support these noble human values and reflect its historical role and record in supporting global initiatives to spread security and stability everywhere.

"I am proud to uphold our lofty values and continue to enhance the values instilled by our fathers and grandfathers, to make the country a role model for rejecting hatred and solidarity and to achieve security and happiness for society," she said in conclusion.

Source: Emirates News Agency