Abu Dhabi: The Mohammed Bin Rashid Library (MBRL) and Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre (ALC) have discussed ways to enhance cooperation between the two entities.
Mr. Mohammed Ahmed Al Murr, Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Library Foundation, and Dr. Mohammed Salem AlMazrooei, Board Member of the Foundation, welcomed Dr. Ali bin Tamim, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre (ALC), at the Library.
Both parties discussed the possibilities of collaboration in translation, publishing, training, and promoting key initiatives.
Dr. bin Tamim remarked that “our cooperation with MBRL supports achieving ALC’s objectives of promoting the Arabic language, expanding the scope of its uses culturally, creatively, and educationally, and enriching the publishing and creative industries with culturally rich content. This supports the vision of the UAE’s wise leadership, which prioritises Arabic as a major component of our cultural identity.”
The meeting resulted in an agreement to enrich the Arabic content, utilising it scientifically, educationally, culturally, and creatively, as well as nurturing communication with other cultures.
In addition, the meeting addressed challenges such as the availability of proofreaders and linguistic reviewers, intellectual property and copyrights, issuing the type of book, printing, and standards, as well as the possibility of providing digital resources to researchers and members of the ALC through MBRL’s databases.
Furthermore, both parties explored opportunities for mutual benefit, such as holding workshops, training courses, and specialised programmes in various domains of Arabic. Additionally, the meeting highlighted the importance of exchanging publications between the two parties, enhancing cultural exchange and supporting upcoming projects to strengthen cultural and linguistic identity regionally.