United Arab Emirates University center signs memo of understanding to help protect Arabic language
The memorandum was signed by Dr. Nabil Bastaki, director of the Continuing Education Center, and Dr. Jamal Yusuf Al Zarooni, chairman of the Society for the Protection of the Arabic Language.
Al Zarooni stressed the importance of the agreement for promoting Arabic throughout the UAE. “The most important factor is building a strong foundation for Arabic," Al Zarooni said. "The basics to achieve this goal are hard work and community engagement.”
The memorandum reflects the growing interest from the national leadership in recognizing Arabic as a language of identity and Islamic heritage. This is part of the UAE’s 2021 Vision launched by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai.
The memorandum seeks to protect Arabic and is part of UAEU’s contribution to the development of the country by spreading knowledge and teaching skills to the community.