Under the patronage of H.E. Minister of Culture Mr. Raymond Araygi, and on the occasion of the World Arabic Language Day, the Lebanese National Commission for UNESCO organized in cooperation with Beirut City Lions Club a seminar on “The Arabic Language: Challenges in the Modern World”, with the participation of linguistics, academics specialized in Arabic language and its programs in schools and universities.
The opening session included speeches from the President of Beirut City Lions Club Mr. Wajih Akkari, the Secretary General of the Lebanese National Commission Dr. Zahida Darwiche Jabbour, Lions Governor of the Region Mourched Hajj Chahine, and the Director General of the Ministry of Culture, Mr. Fayssal Taleb, representing the Minister.
Following the opening statements, Mr. Rachid Jalekh moderated the seminar, while Dr. Bilal El-Hadi discussed the status of Arabic Language in the cyberspace, and Dr, Haitham Al-Nahi discussed translation from and into Arabic. Mr. Hanna Abou Habib and Dr. Rafif Sidawi both presented respectively initiatives undertaken by the Ministry of Culture and the Arab Thought Foundation.