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UAE launches National Festival of Tolerance

A festival to celebrate the country’s culture of tolerance, harmony and coexistence among the dozens of nationalities living together was launched in the UAE.
 
The inaugural National Festival of Tolerance kicked off on Friday with the Walk of Tolerance in Umm Al Emarat Park in Abu Dhabi.
 
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, led hundreds of people of all backgrounds, including those with disabilities, in a show of solidarity.
 
The 2km Walk Unified event, an initiative held by the Local Organising Committee of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, will return every month in Umm Al Emarat Park in the run up to the games in March.
 
It was the first of more than 100 events planned as part of the festival, which is designed to promote the Ministry of Tolerance’s mission of raising public awareness about acceptance and understanding.
 
"The main aim of this programme is to encourage and qualify all categories and individuals of our community to utilise their potential in spreading the values of tolerance, respect, coexistence and harmony among all UAE citizens and residents to achieve happiness and prosperity for all," said Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak, the UAE’s Minister of Tolerance.
 

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