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 within the framework of his visit which aims at activating 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in the field of documents and archives, which provides for “conservation and digitization and exchange of copies of historical documents between NRAA and the Government of Zanzibar.
During the meeting, the two sides exchanged views on the cooperation between NRAA and the documentary institutions in Zanzibar, the mechanism of activating joint work in the civilizational and historical aspects between the two sides.
Vice President of Zanzibar Government was briefed on the efforts of NRAA to provide technical assistance in order 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 in order to activate the aforementioned memorandum of understanding and mechanism of implementing joint programmes 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.
The activation of the signed MoU comes on the basis of the distinguished relations between the Sultanate of Oman and the Republic of Tanzania and the desire of the two countries to enhance and develop cooperation in the fields of documents and archives for the mutual interests of the two countries. –ONA