The Center for Arabic for non-Arabic Speakers at the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) participated in an international symposium under the theme “The Arabic Language in the Culture of Lights… Towards Civilizational Communication,” that the Qatari Forum for Authors, held in cooperation with the Qatari National Commission for Education, Culture and Science. The symposium was organized in observance of World Arabic Language Day and participated by international organizations and institutions, Arabic language academies and researchers, and specialists in the field of cultural communication and the Arabic language.
Dr. Youssef Ismaili, expert at ICESCO’s Center for Arabic for non-Arabic Speakers, represented ICESCO in the Symposium, held yesterday, Wednesday, December 22, 2021, via videoconference, and gave a presentation entitled: “ICESCO and its Role in Promoting Interest in the Arabic Language as a Bridge for Intercultural Communication in the Islamic World.” During the presentation, he described the role of the Arabic language in fostering understanding between peoples, as a means for promoting cultural communication. He also indicated that one of ICESCO’s priorities is to focus on issues related to the Arabic language, publicize its use and promote its presence in the Islamic world and beyond.
Mr. Ismaili reviewed the objectives of ICESCO’s Center for Arabic and its key tasks mainly providing educational and academic services and technical advice for the benefit of the competent authorities, institutions and individuals working in the field of teaching Arabic to non-Arabic speakers inside and outside the Islamic world. Among the Center’s core functions is to encourage cooperation, partnership and openness to others and achieve the desired civilizational communication.