Addressing the “Bahrain Forum for Dialogue: East and West for Human Coexistence,” Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al-Nahyan, the minister of tolerance and coexistence for the UAE, said he was keen to emphasize those traits and that his country “is keen to fully cooperate with everyone to achieve this noble goal and to present its experiences to others.”
Al-Nahyan said that the UAE sees tolerance and coexistence as a way of ensuring freedom of belief, protecting places of worship, and spreading the principles of mercy and affection, reported the Emirates News Agency.
He added that tolerance and brotherhood provide ways to end conflicts and hatred, combat extremism and terrorism, and spread peace and security all over the world.
He said: “The topic of the forum highlights the significance of working together to build bridges of cooperation between East and West, and to provide channels of dialogue and coexistence among them, and to achieve convergence and joint work between the two parties, on an equal footing, and as partners.”
The Emirati minister added that the Bahrain forum is a great opportunity to find successful solutions to help address any differences.
He added: “These solutions, for example, must include developing educational programs in the East and West, as well as focusing on the role of media and communication, in addition to building local and global partnerships to promote the values of tolerance, coexistence, acceptance of others, and the renunciation of violence, extremism, hatred, discrimination and racism.”