Symposium to Mark International Day of Arabic
Under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture, the Syrian General Organization of Books in collaboration with the Sub-Committee to enable Arabic held a symposium entitled “Celebrating the International Day of Arabic” on Sunday at al-Assad National Library in Damascus.
Dr. Thaer Zinedine, the Director General of the Syrian General Organization of Books, said: “There are two crucial factors in the deterioration of Arabic situation, the first is an external objective factor and the second is an internal self factor”
In a statement to reporters, Mr. Mahmoud Abdel Wahed, the media advisor to the Minister of Culture stressed that work should be in two directions to enable Arabic; expand awareness of the importance of preserving Arabic, and develop and modernize Arabic to be contemporary and able to find acceptable equivalents to foreign expatriate terms.
It is worth mentioning that the symposium was attended by a number of writers and intellectuals.