UAE launches first Arabic language Summit at Expo 2020 Dubai

Daily News Egypt
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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) held on Sunday the first Arabic language summit organized by the Emirati Ministry of Culture in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Center for Arabic Language at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Arab League (AL) Secretary General Ahmed Abul Gheit participated in the opening ceremony as a guest of honor in recognition of the AL’s role in spreading the Arabic Language.

During the ceremony, Abul Gheit said the Arabic language is the most important pillar in the unity of this nation, asserting that the Arabic language remained a link between the various races and religions in the Arab region.

On 18 December every year the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) celebrates the World Arabic Language Day.

This year’s theme is “Arabic Language, a bridge between civilisations” which aims to reaffirm the important role of the Arabic language in connecting people through culture, science, literature and many more domains.

The theme highlights the historic role of Arabic in creating and transmitting knowledge, as well as in enhancing dialogue and building peace. For centuries Arabic was the common ground, the connector, that reflected the richness of human existence and provided access to numerous resources

Arabic is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, used daily by more than 400 million people.

 World Arabic Language Day has been celebrated every year on 18 December since 2012. The date coincides with the day in 1973 that the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted Arabic as the sixth official language of the Organization.

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