by Esraa Esmail ABU DHABI, 31st January, 2019 (WAM) — People from different countries live and work together in peace and harmony in the United Arab Emirates, according to the Chinese Ambassador to the UAE, Ni Jian.
Speaking to the Emirates News Agency, WAM, and commenting on the ‘Year of Tolerance’, Ni Jian said that tolerance is very well embodied and represented in the United Arab Emirates, noting that people of different nationalities are living together in the UAE in a peaceful and harmonious atmosphere.
He added that the People’s Republic of China and the United Arab Emirates both share the same concept of tolerance and openness to others, out of their believes that citizens and residents have the right to live in an atmosphere of tolerance and forgiveness.
Ni Jian also said that the UAE is a country that always welcomes others, noting that the country welcomes many leaders of other countries to view the UAE’s model of tolerance and its acceptance of others.
Currently, there are more than 200,000 Chinese people are working, studying and doing business in the UAE, compared to between 30,000 – 50,000 in 2006. More than 4,000 Chinese companies are present in the Emirates, including large state-owned enterprises with a global reach well as small and medium enterprises. They operate in energy, telecommunications, transport, construction, trade, finance, securities and service.
Chinese New Year is on Tuesday 5th February, marking the beginning of a two week traditional festival whose origins date back more than 4,000 years. The occasion will be marked by a number of specially-arranged events in the UAE.