DUBAI Oct 22: Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, has assured UAE’s unwavering commitment to Kerala and its rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of the floods in August.
“The effects of the flood on Keralites is a tragedy to be mitigated, and more importantly to be recovered from. We support you in your efforts and lend our eternal support to your citizens,” said the minister.
He was speaking at a public meeting at the India Social and Cultural Centre (ISC), which was attended by the visiting Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
Lauding the Keralite community as vital to the UAE’s economy and society, the minister said “the people of Kerala are in our heart”.
“Like true friends, we are happy to stand by you at good times and at bad times.
“As the Minister of Tolerance, I know that compassion is a tremendously important characteristic of tolerance. It empowers human beings to love and care for others.
Other characteristics of compassion include resilience and team work. I am confident that the resilience and team work of the Kerala diaspora will help rebuild the state.”