Islamabad, 16 December 2022 (TDI): Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Nawaf Bin Saeed Al-Maliki joined Faculty and Students at NUML University Islamabad in a pre-World Arabic Language Day celebration.

The National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Department of Arabic Language organized the one-day conference ahead of World Arabic Language Day, on 18 December 2022.

Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Maliki spoke on the occasion in front of the university’s President, Major General Muhammad Jaffar Awan, as well as a sizable faculty and student audience.

The Ambassador remarked that Arabic is a highly rich language and that learning it will help you feel closer to and more united with the Ummah.

He praised NUML’s contribution to the promotion of Arabic and thanked the Rector of NUML for planning such an educational event.

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Since the first commemoration in 2012, UNESCO has celebrated World Arabic Language Day on 18 December each year, celebrating Arabic’s rich history and enormous contributions to humanity.

People from different cultural, racial, religious, and social backgrounds can communicate in Arabic.

Additionally, UNESCO is hosting a number of roundtable discussions and cultural activities at its Paris headquarters to commemorate this year’s unique celebration. Youth, specialists, and academics will congregate to discuss.

The topics comprise Sharing Human Values: Cultural Diversity, Arabic Language Experience, & Language Synergies the Potential of Digital Technologies & Modern Communication Techniques, & Aiming for Multilingualism to Promote Social Cohesion & Inclusion.

The entire day will feature live mural calligraphy as part of the cultural activities planned by UNESCO. A concert will mark the event’s conclusion.

The Sultan Bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud Foundation and the Permanent Delegation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to UNESCO are working together to plan this commemoration.

Arabic (18 December), Chinese (12 November), English (23 April), French (20 March), Russian (6 June), and Spanish are among the official languages used by the Organization and its agencies.

UN Languages Days promote and celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as the equality of all of these languages (12 October).

Additionally, the commemoration is in line with the International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures (2013–2022), for which UNESCO is the principal UN agency.