The second edition of the two-day Paris Forum for Peace, held in 80 roundtables, concluded in Paris with the presence of a number of leaders, heads of government, states, ministers and officials of international NGOs, with the aim of laying the foundations for future international cooperation based on multipolarity. And good governance among the countries of the world.
This year's edition of the Forum was marked by a remarkable presence of the UAE, which participated in a high-level delegation headed by His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, under the title of “Establishing the spirit of tolerance and coexistence among civilizations”.
Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan told Emirates News Agency (WAM) that the UAE's participation in this forum was aimed at conveying an important message to all participants that the UAE's cultural, knowledge and social diversity makes it the most prominent example in the world in diversity. More than 200 nationalities of different cultures, religions and ethnicities live and work in their good lands, in a unique harmony and coexistence that guarantees a wide range of intercultural dialogue and integration.
"The UAE is now an oasis of tolerance, coexistence and peace in the world," he said, stressing the UAE's wise leadership to promote this cultural diversity, which leads to openness to the values, cultures, ideas and heritage of the other, as part of efforts to spread the values of tolerance and coexistence locally and globally. The UAE, since its founding by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul, welcomes everyone to their different cultures, civilizations and religions, and has provided them with the ideal environment for communication and coexistence, for the benefit of all in an environment surrounded by tolerance and acceptance of the other. ''
In addition, the Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, Noura Bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, participated in a major plenary session at the Forum devoted to discussing issues of art dialogue and ways to protect monuments and historical treasures in areas of conflict and war, as well as the French Minister of Culture Frank Rister.
In her address to the guests of the forum, Noura Al Kaabi stressed that the UAE is committed to its efforts in the protection of antiquities and historical treasures in war and conflict areas, out of its conviction that "the continued destruction of these archaeological treasures in war zones deprives us and deprives future generations of resources of great historical value." The initiative agreed by the UAE and the French Republic to establish a new international partnership aimed at protecting cultural heritage in times of armed conflict in the world.
In a special statement to WAM, Noura Al Kaabi confirmed that the UAE delegation to the Paris Peace Forum briefed all delegations participating in the forum from all over the world, about the state projects in several areas, through a remarkable presence and strong participation, whether in the field of environment, climate, humanity or The diplomatic field.
"During our participation in the Paris Peace Forum, we were keen to focus on cross-border issues and issues, reflecting the honorable image of the UAE in the world, thanks to the instillation of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who we consider the strong foundation that He is following in his footsteps the leaders of the state. "