Unveiling of a plaque to thank Qatar for contributing to the Arabic language house project

HE the Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the French Republic Sheikh Ali bin Jassim Al-Thani and the President of the Arab World Institute in Paris Jack Lang unveiled a plaque of thanks to the State of Qatar for its contribution to the Maison de la Langue Arabe project, during a celebration at the headquarters of the Institute in the presence of the FIFA representative in Paris Kenny Jean-Marie and Arab, French and international personalities, during which were exhibited the models of the stadiums that will host the matches of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

In his speech at the ceremony, HE Sheikh Ali bin Jassim Al-Thani highlighted the historical significance of the Arabic language as one of the oldest languages ​​spoken by humans since the dawn of history.

HE Sheikh Ali said that the Arabic language, for centuries, has linked peoples through literature, music, poetry and philosophy, as it was the common language of communication in the fields of commerce, art and science. It is a rich and dynamic language, uniting hundreds of millions of people in 22 Arabic-speaking countries, he added.

He explained that the contribution of the State of Qatar to the Arabic Language House project that the Arab World Institute intends to set up reaffirms the important role that the Arabic language plays in building bridges. of communication between peoples in culture, science, literature and many other fields, as well as language is the incubator of identity which cannot be preserved without the preservation of the Arabic language.

The State of Qatar, under the wise leadership of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, has been making great efforts for years to promote and consolidate the status of the Arabic language in Qatar and the Arab world, organizing conferences and seminars on the importance of the Arabic language and finding ways to restore the luster of our beautiful language, he said, adding that this is also part of the relentless efforts of Qatar to preserve the great heritage of Muslims, which has fascinated the world through the Arabic language that the world has been learning for centuries.

HE the Ambassador reviewed the efforts of the State of Qatar to protect the Arabic language, which began at the initiative of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, President of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and community development, when she launched the “World Organization for Arabic Language Revival (WORAL)” in 2013, and continued with the launch of the Historical Dictionary of Doha Arabic, until the adoption of Arabic by FIFA as an official language.

HE the Ambassador emphasized that the Arabic language constitutes a major component of Arab identity, and that realizing the interactive relationship between language and identity requires a strong linguistic awareness that contributes to an appreciation of the status and importance of this language, noting that this is what the State of Qatar seeks to achieve by strengthening its close cooperation with the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris and by supporting its initiatives which contribute, through their diversity and dissemination in various fields knowledge and art, to discover France, Europe and the Western world in the true image of the Arab and Islamic world, with its history, its heritage, its civilization, its culture, its creativity and its current conditions , and by developing cultural exchanges, civilizational interaction and human dialogue between East and West.

Last update: May 30, 2022 1:05 p.m.