King Abdul Aziz Center for National Dialogue takes part in tolerance summit in Dubai

KACND had implemented many programs and projects aimed at strengthening the common points among all segments of society. (Photo: KACND)
Updated 13 November 2019

King Abdul Aziz Center for National Dialogue takes part in tolerance summit in Dubai

  • The summit is under the theme “Tolerance in multiculturalism: Achieving social, economic and humanitarian benefits of a tolerant world”

RIYADH: King Abdul Aziz Center for National Dialogue (KACND) will take part in the second edition of the World Tolerance Summit from Nov. 13, organized by the International Institute for Tolerance (IIT), under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai. The summit is under the theme “Tolerance in multiculturalism: Achieving social, economic and humanitarian benefits of a tolerant world.”
Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Fawzan, the secretary-general of KACND, said that the summit had become an important platform for convergence and discussion on the importance of tolerance, peace and diversity. He also pointed out that the gathering of this large number of decision makers and stakeholders was an opportunity to bring about a positive change.
He stressed that KACND had implemented many programs and projects aimed at strengthening the common points among all segments of society, emphasizing the positivity of diversity.
Al-Fawzan added that he hoped the summit would come up with practical insights and recommendations to support decision makers in formulating effective strategies for civilized communication and acceptance of others without discrimination, to achieve security and peace for humanity. 


Saudi king, crown prince condole with UAE leaders on Sharjah official’s demise 

Updated 49 min 51 sec ago

Saudi king, crown prince condole with UAE leaders on Sharjah official’s demise 

  • Sheikh Al Qasimi, deputy ruler of the emirate of Sharjah, died in London on Thursday

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Crown Prince Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent messages of condolences on Friday to the leaders of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the death of Sheikh Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, deputy ruler of the emirate of Sharjah.

"(We) ask God Almighty to bless him with the grace of his mercy and forgiveness, and accommodate him in his vast paradise," King Salman said in separates messages to UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and to Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.

Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, Saudi deputy prime minister and minister of defense, also sent separate messages to the two leaders expressing his sympathies, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

Sheikh Al Qasimi passed away in London on Thursday, according to the Emirates News Agency (WAM). 

The state news agency announced a three-day mourning period in Sharjah.