Child Protection Summit opens in Abu Dhabi

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Child Protection Summit opens in Abu Dhabi

Child Protection Summit opens in Abu Dhabi

(Abu Dhabi) – H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, opened the second Global Summit on Ending Online Child Sexual Exploitation, held under the theme of “We Protect”, in Abu Dhabi.
The summit is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and organised by the Ministry of Interior (MoI).
Sheikh Saif opened the summit with a speech welcoming the guests to the UAE, the host of the summit.
He said, “We gather here today to work together to find solutions for the issue of child abuse; and in the hope that we will stand as a bulwark against those who attempt to jeopardise the innocence of the world’s children and to undermine their promising future.”
He conveyed to the audience the greetings of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who expressed their hope that the summit would achieve its goals in promoting coordination and cooperation and attain the noble objective of protecting our children.
Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan said, “I would like to take this opportunity to express the heartfelt and most sincere condolences of the leadership, the government and the people of the UAE to the families and friends of the victims of the Paris terror bombings – such heinous attacks that have betrayed humanity and cost these men and women their lives.” He asserted that the UAE stands in solidarity with France and with the international forces in the fight to uproot the forces of evil, darkness and extremism.
He added, “I came across this quote in the media, which says that terrorism has no religion. I would like to add that terrorism is an embodiment of malice and hatred, and a rejection of humanitarian and civilised values; and I don’t think that any heavenly religion advocates crimes against religions or humanity.”
Sheikh Saif underlined that the UAE has always endeavoured to promote the protection of the international community, and would continue to do so. He noted that the UAE has always been committed to fighting hatred wherever it exists; an approach that is derived from the noble values of Islam, Arab traditions and the cultural heritage of the people of the Arabian Gulf region.
(Courtesy WAM)