The event is a comprehensive platform for dialogue, discussion, exchange of views and experiences. It also offers the means where stakeholders can work to build creative partnerships to adopt initiatives that promote the principles and values of tolerance among people based on the consolidation and dissemination of concepts that accept diversity, pluralism and respect for differences. Likewise it aims to establish global bridges of humanity, culture and unity with the participation of more than 2,000 professionals, experts, academics, social activists and envoys from the international diplomatic community.
Dr. Hamad Al Shaibani, Managing Director of the International Institute for Tolerance and the Chairman of the Higher Committee for World Tolerance Summit, stressed that the great support given by the sponsors of the Summit will have a significant impact on the success of the event and will enhance the prestige of the UAE as a role model for tolerance and coexistence thanks to the great role played by its wise government under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, in consolidating the values of tolerance, respect for the rights and freedom of thought, and acceptance of others regardless of race and religion to strengthen human ties. He also pointed out the participation of officials and respective personnel to come up with a number of recommendations and decisions, and to formulate effective strategies that promote a culture of tolerance and peace around the world.
"Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is a strategic partner of the World Tolerance Summit as part of the cooperation agreement signed by the Authority with the International Institute for Tolerance, a part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives. This is to strengthen the partnership and the exchange of experiences to consolidate UAE's initiative to observe 2019 as the Year of Tolerance,” Shaibani said.
HE Mr. Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), said: "Tolerance has become an integral part of the UAE society which has been attributed to the efforts of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and continued on by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai through national initiatives that have been adopted to build up our nation’s vision for tolerance.
"At RTA, we are committed to making a significant difference in the UAE community in which we live and work to achieve community happiness through the development of a network of public transport and transport systems at the global level. We are working within the framework of a strategic plan to support all social and cultural programs and initiatives aimed at spreading the principles of Islam, based on tolerance, compassion and affection, in addition to introducing the authentic values ??of the UAE society based on tolerance, openness and coexistence particularly in the "Year of Tolerance" in the United Arab Emirates, the land of humanity, peace and love."