The first edition of the Global Arabic Language Summit began at Expo 2020 Dubai under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
Organized by the Ministry of Culture and Youth, in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center, part of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, the two-day summit coincides with the 22nd Conference of Arab Culture Ministers and represents an active platform enabling the public to converse with decision-makers, Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.
The summit will discuss topics related to the Arabic language and the key recommendations of the report entitled “The Status and Future of the Arabic Language”, which was published by the Ministry of Culture and Youth in December 2020. Gheit, who is the summit’s guest of honor, highlighted the Arab League’s keenness to host the next edition of the report.
In her speech, Minister of Culture and Youth Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, said that the main questions include whether the Arabic language can keep pace with the latest developments and the steps required to facilitate such efforts, highlighting her hope that the summit will find solutions to all issues concerning the Arabic language.
The summit explores a number of issues related to education, technology, and the Arabic localisation of digital content and cultural and creative production, she added.