UAE honours Egyptian icons for 2019 Year of Tolerance
Ahram Online, Saturday 25 May 2019
UAE honoured Egyptian icons to mark the Year of Tolerance

On the occasion of 2019, the Year of Tolerance in the United Arab Emirates, Mohamed Khalifa Matar Al-Mazrouei honoured a number of Egyptian icons this week.

Al-Mazrouei is among the pioneers who obtained a diploma from the Institute of International Tolerance in the UAE.

He chose Egypt as the "mother of the world and the heart of the Arab nation" -- according to his statements -- to implement his project on tolerance, and in this context, he visited Al-Azhar and St. Mark’s cathedral.

He also honoured Ambassador Mohamed El-Orabi, former Egyptian foreign minister; the president of El-Orman charity Hossam El-Qabbani; and the Egyptian historian Mohamed Refaat El-Imam, since most of his scientific works and community activities contribute to the acceptance of the other, namely tolerance in all its meanings.

Also among the honourees were journalist and editor-in-chief of ONA Institution for Press and Media Magdy El-Galad, and the president of the Armenian National Commission in Egypt, Armen Mazloumian.

At the evening, Mohamed Refaat El-Imam granted some of his works to Al-Mazrouei, who in turn presented the shield of tolerance to the Egyptian historian.