ABU DHABI, 15th November 2016 (WAM) – The spirit of tolerance, founded by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, remains strong in the UAE under the wise leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, said H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood.

In a statement made today to mark the International Day for Tolerance, Sheikha Fatima said the UAE had become a role model for tolerance and peaceful co-existence.

“Thanks to the tolerant spirit of the Emirati people, the UAE is ranked first regionally and among top three globally in tolerance indicators. That spirit stems from our way of life, our rich heritage, and our openness to other people of the world,” she added.