- Pope Francis has reached out to faith leaders of all religions to reject extremism
- UAE: Ideology and actions of extremists do not represent the core ethos of Islam
- Ultimate goal is to restore the Middle East to a path of hope, progress and lasting prosperity
His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan is Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for the United Arab Emirates. The views expressed are solely those of the author.
(CNN)When His Holiness Pope Francis received His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the armed forces of the United Arab Emirates, it was the highest-level official delegation from the Gulf state ever to visit the Vatican, and comes at a time when constructive dialogue between people of all faiths is of paramount importance.