World Arabic Language Day (December 18, 2015)


For World Arabic Language Day, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development is featuring several documents on its website and social networks:

- two videos, one in French and one in Arabic, underscoring the benefit, for our diplomats, of mastering Arabic

  • a series of visuals in French and Arabic created for the occasion, tracing the etymology of French terms derived from Arabic
  • the Arabic version of les Carnets Diplomatiques, which will be launched today.

On this day our thoughts go out in particular to Denis Pietton, who passed away recently. This diplomat was deeply knowledgeable about the Middle East and in love with the Arabic language.