DUBAI: Sean Murphy, Chargé d'Affaires of the United States Embassy in Abu Dhabi, visited the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre pavilion at the 31st Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) this week.
Welcomed by Dr. Ali bin Tamim, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre, the Chargé d'Affaires toured the pavilion and was briefed on the center’s activities, initiatives and projects.
The Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre was established by the late ruler Sheikh Khalifa bin
Zayed Al-Nahyan to support Arabic language development and modernization, enrich the scientific, educational, cultural and creative contributions of the Arabic language, promote Arabic language proficiency and cultural understanding, and support Arab talents in the fields of writing, translation, publishing, scientific research, arts, content creation and organization of book fairs.
Meanwhile, ADIBF, which runs until May 29, is expected to attract more than 150,000 visitors. About 1,130 international, regional and local publishing houses from about 80 countries are taking part.
The annual event also features more than 1,000 speakers from 40 countries.