Tripoli, The Arabic Language Academy, in cooperation with the Ministry of Higher Education and the University of Tripoli, organized on Monday a celebration of International Day of Translation, which falls on September 30 of each year. The ceremony, which was held in the amphitheater of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Tripoli, was attended by the heads of the World Islamic Call Society, Arabic Language Academy, University of Tripoli, Vice-President of the Arabic Language Academy, the Vice President of the Arabic Language Academy, a representative of the Ministry of Culture, a member of the Society - expert of the translation and Arabization committee, and a number of The heads of the scientific committees of the complex, and a group of professors, intellectuals and those interested in the cultural field.
In his speech on this occasion, the Vice-President of the Arabic Language Academy, Mohammed Belhaj greeted the attendees, presenting a general overview of translation, which is considered an important and fundamental basis of the values of civilizations, but translation was a basic premise for it. Belhaj explained that our Arab nation did not rise until after what was found and what nations before it added, and the manifestations of translation and celebration of it were methods of giving, generosity, and pride in knowledge. For his part, the President of Tripoli University welcomed in his speech the attendees, stressing the importance of holding such various cultural activities. He said that this university is considered a beacon of dissemination of scientific research, and it is one of the most important goals entrusted to it.
He explained that the university seeks to develop scientific research and is ready to host all cultural activities in Tripoli, as it is a beacon of science and knowledge.
In turn, the representative of the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development stressed that translation has a prominent role in the progress of civilizations among nations, despite the presence of modern means of communication, where the importance of translation has increased as a means of strengthening bridges of cooperation between civilizations and countries. He added that translation is a bridge for rapprochement between nations and states and facilitates dialogue and cooperation in development, calling for attention to translation in Libya through holding courses and conferences so that Libya becomes among the advanced countries in this field. During the celebration, a group of old translators who spent their lives serving translation were honored by giving them certificates of thanks and appreciation and some gifts in kind. On the sidelines of the celebration, a number of publications from the Arabic Language Academy were distributed to the attendees. It is noteworthy that the International Day of Translation is an opportunity to pay tribute to the work of linguists who play an important role in building bridges of understanding between nations, facilitating dialogue between them, contributing to development and promoting global peace and security.
Source: Libyan News Agency