ABU DHABI, -- The UAE is known worldwide for its prominent moderate religious discourse that makes it a symbol of tolerance and peaceful co-existence among the various races, religions and sects, Dr. Mohammed Mattar Al Kaabi, Chairman of the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments (GAIAE), has said.

He noted the UAE leadership's support to the GAIAE contributed, in record time, to major achievements much to the satisfaction of the public.

Al Kaabi was speaking at the annual gathering of the outstanding staff, organised by the authority at the Abu Dhabi Theatre-Breakwater, under the slogan "Love and Belonging to the Homeland and Loyalty to Prudent Leadership." The event was also attended by executive directors, branch and department directors.

During the event, the employees from departments and branches in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi were honoured. The outstanding staff in other emirates will be honoured later.

"Our leadership seeks excellence and innovation and urges the staff to exert more efforts and launch humanitarian initiatives worldwide. He praised the efforts of the staff, citing their perseverance, loyalty and teamwork spirit, as well as innovation," Al Kaabi said.

On behalf of the honoured staff, the preacher at the GAIAE, Maria Al Hattali, pledged loyalty to the leadership, and noted that the staff would continue to do their best as a token of gratitude to the homeland.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, Al Kaabi presented gifts and appreciation certificates to the outstanding employees, thanking them for their efforts and diligence.

Source: Emirates News Agency