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Watan Document Foundation and the Omani National Records & Archives Authority sign a memo of cooperation

The Watan Document Foundation and National Records & Archives Authority in the Sultanate of Oman signed a memorandum of cooperation, with the aim of boosting and developing cooperation and consolidating the bonds of Arab ties between Syria and Oman, in the presence of Social Affairs Minister Louai Emad El-Din al-Munajjid.

The memo , which was signed at the Foundation’s headquarters, stipulated the exchange of experts in the fields of historical documentation, document management, and cooperation in the field of oral history, in a way that serves the interests of the peoples of the two countries.

Dr.Bouthaina Shaaban,Head of the Board of Trustees of the Watan Document Foundation, stressed the importance of cooperation with Oman , as well as with the rest of the Arab countries, to advance the file of documentation, supervision and preservation of handicrafts and Syrian documents and history.

Dr. Shaaban expressed her hope for cooperation in the fields of scientific research and creativity, and for Syria and Oman to be a basic example for Arab cooperation in this field, given the importance of writing and documentation in analyzing and reading what the Arab nation has gone through and repeating positive experiences in the future.

For his part, Minister al-Munajjid referred to attempts to remove heritage, history, customs and values through well-studied plans, aimed at targeting the existence of peoples before targeting countries, considering that the Watan Document Foundation’s filling the gap of preserving heritage and tangible and immaterial history in Syria is one of the joints of steadfastness and moving forward.

Al-Munajjid. expressed the readiness of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor to provide all necessary logistical and technical to the Foundation and its project.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency