Al-Qassimi: UAE committed to
The UAE has always encouraged religious, cultural
and racial diversity and peaceful co-existence and mutual respect and has shown
itself to be a role model for religious tolerance, Minister of Foreign Trade
Sheikha Lubna Al-Qassimi stressed.
The UAE plays a vital role in establishing regional
and international stability and supporting humanitarian and development efforts
across the world, Al-Qassimi further noted adding that the UAE hosts a diverse
mix of 180 nationalities.
"The Armenian residents practice their faith in
their own churches the UAE with full freedom and diligently work in a society
reliant on diligence and innovation," the minister, who leads an official
delegation on an official visit to Armenia, said in a meeting in Yerevan with
His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians
Karekin II hailed UAE's efforts to foster interaction among various faiths and
openness to the world.
"During my last visit to Sharjah, I got a
first-hand experience of the tolerance and peaceful coexistence which the
Armenian community in the UAE enjoy," the Supreme Patriarch said.
He further expressed satisfaction at the constant growth of UAE-Armenian