Dr Sheikh Sultan approves a number of new projects during the meeting at University of Sharjah on Monday. WAM
The meeting dealt with a number of topics related to the activities and efforts of the ALA in implementing its main competencies to preserve the Arabic language and support all its fields.
Dr Sheikh Sultan approved a number of new projects that the ALA will work to implement in coordination with partners from institutions concerned with the Arabic language from different countries of the world.
He listened to a detailed explanation about the work progress in the ALA and its various administrative affairs, in order to provide a stimulating environment for its employees, provide the services necessary to perform their roles, and implement various activities.
Sheikh Sultan arrives to attend the meeting on Monday. WAM
The meeting included a discussion of ways to support Arabic language academies in order to achieve integration between linguistic academies to advance the Arabic language and work to enhance its global spread, and to come up with the best contributions at the level of publications of dictionaries, studies and research.
The meeting also discussed supporting the efforts of the Arabic language in the African and European continents in conjunction with the great spread of the language in many countries and the demand for it by various individuals and interested parties.
Dr Sheikh Sultan was briefed on the latest developments in the completion of the historical dictionary of the Arabic language, which His Highness had launched the first 17 parts of it last November during the opening of the 40th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair. His Highness highlighted keenness in achieving as much as possible during the coming period while preserving accurate dating and documentation.
The meeting also discussed plans to develop "Al Arabiya Lisani" magazine, which is issued by the ALA, in terms of knowledge and linguistic content, and diversification of linguistic and media fields.
Mohammed Hassan Khalaf, Director General of Sharjah Broadcasting Authority (SBA), and Dr Mohammed Safi Mustghanmi, Secretary-General of ALA in Sharjah, attended the meeting.
During the meeting, Sheikh Sultan was briefed on a number of the AUS' achievements in various fields, praising the board for deepening their efforts to accelerate the university's growth and following up the developing plans with the help of the university's faculties and students.
Sheikh Sultan also gifted the House of Manuscripts at Al Qasimia University in Sharjah 278 volumes, representing the seventh group of His Highness' donations to the House, of which 274 include original manuscripts, and 4 ancient stone volumes.
Sheikh Sultan visited the pavilion of the Emirates School Foundation, Sharjah Education Council, Sharjah Private Education Authority, and the MoE, where he was familiarised with means and tools of teaching children, in addition to the various educational publications provided by authorities.
Sheikh Sultan honoured the winners of the 3rd cycle of the ICCROM-Sharjah Award for Good Practices in Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management in the Arab Region; and the 2nd cycle of the Arab Cultural Heritage Award for the Young.
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