The University of Cordoba and the Foundation Abdul Aziz Saud al-Babtain signed a collaboration agreement in 2004 by which the Chair of Arabic Studies al-Babtain-UCO was created. The purpose of the Chair of Arabic Studies is to promote and disseminate the teaching of Arabic language and culture, with special emphasis on its Andalusi cultural past, springing from and feeding into the understanding and cooperation between the Arab countries and the Spanish society in general and the Cordovan and Andalusian one in particular.