Comprehensive plan for development of Arab culture to be discussed at UAE conference

The UAE Ministry of Culture and Youth announced, on Saturday, that it will host the 22nd session of the Conference of Arab Ministers of Culture in cooperation with the Arab Organization for Education, Culture and Science (ALECSO) from 19-20 December 2021.

The conference, which will be held during Expo 2020 Dubai, will host 21 ministers in charge of cultural affairs in various Arab countries, the Director General of ALEXo, and other prominent figures from the Arab world.

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The conference will discuss a comprehensive plan for Arab culture and its modernization and will discuss ways to preserve its importance today while strengthening cultural cooperation between Arab countries. It will also seek to enhance exchanges with other cultures around the world.

The main discussions of the conference will focus on unifying Arab efforts in various cultural fields, including cooperation in the registration of intangible heritage with UNESCO, and the development of cultural and creative industries in the region.

The event is also set to propose the ambassador’s program to promote Arab culture.

It will focus on a number of topics, most notably the status report and the future of the Arabic language issued by the UAE Ministry of Culture and Youth in partnership with the Arabic Language Advisory Council.

The conference will also discuss ways to develop and launch joint projects in the fields of culture, heritage and the Arabic language.

The participating ministers will also join the opening ceremony of the Arabic Language Summit and the Al Burda Festival and Prize, which will be held in conjunction with this session.

Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, UAE Minister of Culture and Youth, praised the session to be held at Expo 2020 Dubai – the world’s largest cultural platform, dedicated to celebrating the diversity of human cultures and providing an opportunity to learn about the world’s cultures. 192 countries.

Al-Kaabi stressed that “the Conference of Arab Ministers of Culture is a very important platform for strengthening Arab cultural cooperation and inventing new ways to ensure its enrichment and advancement.” “The UAE is committed to promoting greater cooperation with ALECSO and enhancing its role in supporting the organization’s efforts.”

Al Kaabi added: “The United Arab Emirates is an active partner in leading Arab cultural cooperation.” “Hosting the conference in the UAE reflects the vision of our wise leadership to support Arab culture as a link between the peoples of this region and confirms the pivotal role that culture plays in establishing stronger relations.”

Dr. Mohamed Ould Ammar, Director General of ALECSO, revealed that the organization had prepared extensively for this important conference. “The conference is very promising for our organization and gives us great hope for the future of Arab culture,” he said.

“The conference has been planned after much thought and deliberation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and by bringing together high-level ministers, it seeks to enhance collaborative Arab activities in the fields of culture and heritage.”

He said, “The UAE will remain a key partner to ALEXo in various activities and programs – particularly in the cultural field.”

The 22nd session of the Conference of Arab Ministers of Culture, which will bring together government officials, policy makers and members of international organizations, will discuss the outcomes of the World Conference on Creative Economy, and outline a five-year roadmap for joint Arab efforts to register intangible heritage with UNESCO. It is a specific platform for those interested in Arabic culture and the Arabic language and to hold conversations with Arab youth, to exchange ideas, tackle challenges and discuss new opportunities.

It is scheduled to hand over the president of the conference from the Arab Republic of Egypt, the president of the twenty-first session, to the United Arab Emirates to lead the current session. The agenda includes ratification of the topic and venue of the next session of the conference, which is expected to be hosted in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Attendees will also participate in the Al Burda Award and Festival, which includes thinkers and innovators in Islamic culture from all over the world, in an effort to enhance the UAE’s position as a cultural center and incubator for creative arts through various dialogue sessions, art exhibitions, and performances.

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