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The Six Degrees of Tony Blair

The former British Prime Minister is in the news for his recent visit to the Emirates, but how can we connect him to a world class Filipino boxer through an Indian politician?

November 30, 2010 4:25 by

He is the man of the moment (or so it would seem). Tony Blair paid the UAE a visit as special envoy to the Middle East for the United Nations, the United States, the European Union and Russia. Blair, who served as prime minister for Britain for a decade, stressed the importance of understanding faith on his visit to the Emirates. The National quoted him as saying, “The question is, does religious faith play a negative role, becoming a form of identification as an opposition to people of other faiths, or … a civilising role … helping people come together, live with each other in peace and harmony? That is the single, biggest challenge of our century.” Being envoy to the Middle East, Blair is no stranger to the region: in particular, he is said to have developed an especially close relationship with the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of UAE…

 

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