H.E. Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Chairman of the Department of Community Development in Abu Dhabi (DCD), said that the UAE has demonstrated its key role in promoting the concept of tolerance among Arab countries and worldwide.
On the ‘International Day for Tolerance 2020,’ H.E. Dr. Al Khaili reiterated that Abu Dhabi has shown its leadership as a global model of promoting tolerance, cohesion and societal integration that were instilled by the UAE’s Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Today, Abu Dhabi has become a preferred destination, attracting people from all over the world knowing that they live in this place with love, peace and security under its protection.
“In line with the insightful visions of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE; the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; and the constant follow-up of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, our wise leadership has continued to follow the footsteps of Sheikh Zayed who exemplified tolerance which has made the UAE a destination that unites people from different nationalities, cultures and religions, for the good of the nation and society,” Al Khaili added.
He further commented: “Today, we are proud of the important role of the DCD as the organizer of places of worship for non-Muslims in Abu Dhabi, which has become a destination for living, work, tourism and investment, thanks to the safety and security it enjoys, in addition to its diversified society, which we see as highly evident in all parts of the emirate.”
DCD works to build an active and responsible community that embraces all segments of society and to help them adopt a positive and meaningful change. It also seeks to maintain the emirate’s inclusiveness while providing the opportunities and services for all community members that can enhance the emirate’s socio-economic growth and build a cohesive society.