ICESCO and King Salman International Academy for Arabic Language Explore Implementation of Joint Programs and Activities to Enhance Status of Arabic Language
February 10, 2022 0

The Center of Arabic for Non-Arabic Speakers at the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) held a coordination meeting with King Salman International Academy for the Arabic Language in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to agree on the implementation of a set of programs and activities in the field of Arabic for non-Arabic speakers.

During the meeting, held on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, via videoconference, the two parties stressed the importance of joint action in serving the Arabic language and enhancing its position at the international level, and considered some joint programs, most notably cooperation in providing one of ICESCO’s educational centers, either in Chad or Malaysia, with curricula of teaching Arabic for non-Arabic speakers, as well as partnership in organizing training workshops for the benefit of the teachers of Arabic language for non-Arabic speakers in some of ICESCO Member States.

Within the framework of the language policy and planning project, the two parties agreed to prepare a comprehensive report on “Teaching Arabic Language in the World” and build a database for the teachers of Arabic for non-Arabic speakers in the ICESCO Member States. The Academy also invited ICESCO to participate in its Conference on “Arabic Language in International Organizations,” due to be held this year, in Riyadh, under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

At the close of the meeting, ICESCO Center and the Academy agreed on a set of administrative procedures to develop joint action plans and cooperate in the drafting of an agreement between the two parties to be examined in the upcoming meeting, to be held on Wednesday, February 23, 2022.

The meeting brought together the representatives of ICESCO, King Salman International Academy, the Saudi Ministry of Culture, and the Saudi National Commission for Education, Culture and Science.

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