Morocco is taking part in the first session of the Conference on the Arabic language, opened this Sunday at the universal exhibition “Expo Dubai 2020” under the slogan “Dialogue of societies and meeting of civilizations”, with the participation of numerous ministers responsible for Culture in Arab countries.
The Kingdom is represented at this conference, in which also take part the Secretary General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, and the directors of Arab and international organizations specializing in cultural affairs, the Minister of Youth, Culture and of Communication, Mohamed Mehdi Bensaïd, who participates in this event by videoconference.
The conference, organized by the Ministry of Culture and Youth of the United Arab Emirates, in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Center for the Arabic Language, will address the issues of the Arabic language in its various aspects and subjects in order to enrich dialogue and exchange of distinguished experiences, in addition to examining the most important recommendations of the report on “The State of the Arabic Language and its Future” published by the Ministry of Culture and Youth of the United Arab Emirates in December 2020.
This two-day meeting highlights the reality of the Arabic language and culture in a changing world in which digital transformation is accelerating and the challenges facing the Arabic language are increasing, in addition to the efforts and the most important measures to be taken in order to conceive a new future for this language and to find mechanisms of cooperation between the responsible parties in the different countries to chart the paths of the future of this language.
The conference, which is being held in conjunction with the 22nd session of the Conference of Ministers Responsible for Cultural Affairs in the Arab World, will also discuss ways to renew Arabic language legislation, including policies and laws, in addition to l ” examination of the impact of current legislation, its results and best practices in the Arab world, to develop the legislative bases and legal texts to include all areas of use of the language and its applications, and to ensure support for technical developments and digital transformation, leading to the development of legislation supporting the Arabic language as a language of modern and advanced knowledge and science.
The conference also deals with the affairs of the Arabic language in countries that speak other languages in an attempt to explore ways of its promotion in other regions and countries of the globe.
Participants in this conference will also look at setting up new initiatives to develop Arabic language study programs in the Arab world, tailoring them to the needs and interests of learners, and training teachers. with the aim of promoting the status and place of the Arabic language which is the reflection of identity, culture and science.
The conference, which constitutes a platform for interaction and dialogue between decision-makers in the cultural field, is part of the celebration of the International Day of the Arabic Language, which coincides with December 18 of each year.
The Arabic language is one of the most widespread languages in the world and is spoken by around 420 million people.