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$1m to promote the use of Arabic at UNESCO

The Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud Foundation has allocated $1 million to promote the use of Arabic in UNESCO.

The head of UNESCO and the head of the foundation signed a letter of intent following which an official deal will be signed in November, the London based Al-Hayat newspaper reported.

This contribution comes in the context of an announcement made earlier by Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Bin Abdulaziz, the organisation's chairman, on the occasion of the International Day of the Arabic language, which was organised by UNESCO at its headquarters on 18 December last year.

Abdulaziz pledged $5 million for the promotion and support of the use of the Arabic language at UNESCO, thus contributing to a better understanding of the language and culture and promoting linguistic diversity and cultural dialogue.

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