El Reyes Praises the Efforts of UAE Embassy in Italy and Its Great Role National Archives Discusses with the UAE Embassy in Italy Ways to Develop Communication and Constructive Cooperation

El Reyes Praises the Efforts of UAE Embassy in Italy and Its Great Role National Archives Discusses with the UAE Embassy in Italy Ways to Develop Communication and Constructive Cooperation

HE Dr. Abdulla El Reyes, Director General of the National Archives of the United Arab Emirates, discussed with HE Saqr Nasser Al Raisi, the UAE Ambassador in Italy, ways to enhance cooperation and communication with the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Italy.

The discussion took place during His Excellency Saqr Nasser Al Raisi’s reception of the Director General of the National Archives at the UAE Embassy in Rome. HE Dr. Abdulla El Reyes was the head of a delegation in Italy to sign a cooperation agreement with the Italian Ministry of Culture and Tourism and to browse some of their archives in order to find documents pertaining to the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf region. Under the terms of the agreement, the National Archives is to manage the project of the digitization of the Napoleon Museum on the Italian Island of Elba. Dr. Abdulla El Reyes said that the signing of the agreement was based on the directives of HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Archives, who visited the museum last year and felt the need for the digitization of the museum.

Dr. El Reyes reviewed with the UAE Ambassador in Italy the aspirations of the National Archives, namely to have access to the historical collections themselves, and learn about the modern techniques used to preserve, document, and present the Italian archives. HE spoke also about the projects of interest to the plans of the National Archives, particularly in the field of conservation and restoration of documents.

The Director General of the National Archives revealed the importance of the Italian archives as a tributary that can provide the National Archives with more rare and important historical documents that serves decision makers and meet the researchers’ requirements who would like to consult the past as they document the memory of the nation.

On behalf of the National Archives, Dr. El Reyes extended to HE Saqr Nasser Al Raisi deep thanks and appreciation for the efforts made by UAE embassy, which paves the way for cooperation between the National Archives and the Italian Ministry of Culture and Tourism in particular and the Italian archives in general. HE Dr. El Reyes considered that cooperation an absolute necessity to achieve the objectives of the National Archives and reach the desired outcome in a record time. He pointed out that this collaboration will result in successes and achievements that relate to the Embassy and the National Archives as well.

HE Saqr Nasser Al Raisi welcomed the collaboration with the National Archives, saying that constructive cooperation is a form of the important integration of the UAE national institutions. HE praised the National Archives’ role in preserving the memory of the nation, and its heritage and historical publications, and he highly appreciated the importance of the projects the National Archives plans to carry out in the future in the field of restoration and conservation and stressed the importance of accessing the Italian methods in this regard. HE Raisi expressed his happiness over the achievements and successes the National Archives has achieved through its strong ties with the Italian Ministry of Culture and Tourism and with the Italian Historical Archives.