Saudi Minister of Culture and head of the King Salman International Complex for the Arabic Language’s broad of trustees Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farahan announced on Sunday the appointment of Dr. Abdullah Al-Washmi as secretary-general of the Complex.
Al-Washmi is tasked with implementing the Complex’s aim of serving the Arabic Language and supporting Arab language applications.
Al-Washmi boasts extensive experience as an Arabic language teacher and administrator in Arabic language organizations. He has served as the president of the Literary Club in Riyadh and as a member of a number of cultural, media and academic committees. He had also previously served as secretary-general of the King Abdullah International Center for the Arabic Language.
Al-Washmi has also made written cultural and literary contributions, and has taken part in many cultural and literary events inside and outside the Kingdom. He holds a doctorate degree in rhetoric and literary criticism from the Arabic Department of the Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University.
The King Salman International Complex for the Arabic Language is among the initiatives proposed by the Ministry of Culture aimed at strengthening the role of the Arabic Language regionally and globally.
The Complex aims to strengthen the Arabic Language in several ways, including preserving its integrity, supporting it in its spoken and written forms, looking into its eloquence, origins, vocabulary and grammar, and facilitating Arabic learning inside and outside the Kingdom in a way that ensures that the teaching process keeps pace with changes in all fields.