Riyadh: The Shoura Council in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday has demanded to make a protection mechanisms for the Arabic language.
According to ArabNews, the Shoura Council meeting held in Riyadh, where Saud Al-Sabie, a council member, discussed recommendations put forth by a special committee to study the draft bill of a law to protect the Arabic language in the Kingdom.
Council members also demanded a law requiring all foreign schools to include special programs for the Arabic language in their syllabus.
The council also demanded financial and administrative support for the King Abdullah International Center for Arabic Language Service.
The council meeting discussed the provisions included in the draft bill, such as the need for government and non-governmental agencies to use Arabic for their names and in their activities.
They also said that the Arabic language should be used in international meetings and official forums inside the Kingdom and abroad, a local daily reported.