Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, Director-General (DG) of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), received Dr. Issa Saleh Al Hammadi, Director of the Arabic Language Education Center for the Gulf States, to discuss prospects for cooperation between the Organization and the Center in the service of the Arabic language.
During this meeting, held on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at ICESCO headquarters in Rabat, Dr. AlMalik praised the distinguished publications of the Arabic Language Education Center for the Gulf States and the issues they address, commending the efforts of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah and his contribution to this great achievement. The DG also reviewed ICESCO’s major programmes and activities in the field of teaching Arabic to non-Arabic speakers.
For his part, Dr. Al Hammadi reviewed the Center’s most outstanding achievements during the year 2021 and presented several of the Center’s publications to ICESCO.
At the close of the meeting, the two parties stressed the importance of sustained communication and fruitful cooperation between ICESCO and the Arabic Language Education Center for the Gulf States.
The meeting brought together Dr. Abdelilah Benarfa, Deputy DG, Dr. Majdi Haji Ibrahim, Head of ICESCO Center of Arabic for Non-Arabic Speakers, and Mr. Adel Bouraoui, Advisor to the Director-General for ICESCO’s External Centers and University Chairs in the field of Arabic Language.