Saudi Darah, Iraq’s NLA Agree to Exchange Copies of Historic Documents to Enhance National Archives

Riyadh, May 25, 2023, SPA — King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives (Darah) and Iraq National Library and Archives (NLA) have agreed to exchange copies of documents and historic references to enhance the national archive of each of the two countries.
Darah and Iraq’s Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities, represented by the NLA, signed today an extension of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that they had signed in Riyadh on March 31, 2021.
The signing today emanates from the two sides’ aspiration to activate the articles of the MoU, which stipulated the necessity of signing subsequent agreements to clarify mechanisms and expenditures.
Darah CEO Turki bin Mohamed Al-Shuwaier and Iraq Minister of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities Ahmed Fakkak Al-Badrani signed the extension to the MoU.
The two sides agreed to exchange copies of documents and other historical references related to the history of the countries to support their national archives.
They agreed on the mechanism for exchanging historical and documentary references, scientific publications, and documentaries to promote cultural and historical diversity and introduce the national identity of both brotherly countries.
Moreover, they agreed on exchanging visits between specialists and technicians of both sides in the fields of documentation, indexing, electronic archiving, digital preservation and restoration and preservation of documents with the aim of acquiring expertise and expanding knowledge in the technical field.
The two sides agreed to exchange invitations to hold documentary exhibitions and joint seminars in accordance with the national events in each country.
They also agreed on the formation of a joint committee between the two parties, which includes experts and specialists to set up a mechanism to follow up on implementation rates and open new cooperation horizons.
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