Abu Dhabi: The UAE Minister of Culture and Youth Ms. Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi has stated that preserving and promoting the Arabic language has been at the forefront of the Emirates’ culture and knowledge agenda.
As part of Arabic Language Day, which is celebrated on December 18, the Minister of Culture and Youth stated that “the UAE, since its formation, has always attached great importance to the Arabic language.”
According to the minister, the country has been leading the efforts for the development and preservation of the Arabic language and has launched many initiatives for the purpose, as it endeavours to position Arabic among the most important languages in the world to help regain its original place among top global languages.
The Ministry of Culture and Youth is focusing on enhancing the status of Arabic language in cooperation with partner cultural agencies and institutions locally, as well as in the Arab world. This is achieved through a number of initiatives, events and program that contribute to strengthening the Arabic language.
Ms. Al Kaabi added that “the launch of the Report on the Status of the Arabic Language, in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre (ALC), was one of the many initiatives that we have undertaken. We also worked on developing the Arabic Language Declaration announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, in addition to the Arabic Language Summit.”
The Arabic Language Summit, which begins on December 20, 2022, is expected to be a platform to promote the efforts of language aficionados and experts who are keen to serve the most pertinent issues affecting the present and the future of Arabic and its role in shaping the Arab identity of societies.