National Archives chief visits Zanzibar

Zanzibar: Saif Ali Iddi, Vice- President of Zanzibar Government, received Dr Hamad bin Mohammed al Dhoyani, Chairman of the National Records and Archives Authority (NRAA) and his accompanying delegation on Wednesday.
The visit is part of the Memorandum of understanding signed between NRAA and the Zanzibar National Archives (NZA) in the field of documents and archives, which provides for “conservation and digitisation and exchange of copies of historical documents between NRAA and the Government of Zanzibar.
Vice-President of Zanzibar was briefed on the efforts of NRAA to provide technical assistance to preserve the historical identity of the two countries. He praised the good efforts to strengthen areas of cooperation between the two institutions.
NRAA Chairman also met with Mahmoud Thabit Kombo Zanzibar’s Minister of Information,
Tourism and Antiques. During the meeting, they discussed aspects of joint cooperation to activate the aforementioned memorandum of understanding and mechanism of implementing joint programs in various fields. They also discussed the areas of support that NRAA can provide in order to preserve the common heritage between the two sides.
NRAA Chairman submitted a presentation about NRAA, its role, competencies and objectives. NRAA Chairman accompanied by Mahmoud Thabit Kombo, Minister of Information, Tourism and Antiques in the Government of Zanzibar, visited the historical and cultural monuments linking the two sides in Zanzibar, where he visited the Sahel House, the Royal Cemetery, the Old Castle and some other landmarks.