The Newly Accredited US Ambassador to The UAE Visits The National Archives

The Newly Accredited US Ambassador to The UAE Visits  The National Archives

The Newly Accredited US Ambassador to The UAE Visits
The National Archives


HE Barbara Anne Leaf, Ambassador of the United States of America to the UAE, visited the National Archives of the United Arab Emirates, where she was briefed on the agenda of the National Archives and its efforts of the collection and preservation of the memory of the nation.
HE Dr. Abdulla El Reyes, the Director General of the National Archives, who received her and her accompanying delegation, provided them with a detailed explanation of the establishment of the National Archives, its development, and its achievements under the continuous attention from His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the National Archives. They discussed ways of enhancing communication and exchange of experiences with the American archives.
Dr. El Reyes explained the National Archives’ organization of archives and saving documents of UAE ministries and institutions. He emphasized the importance of continued cooperation between the National Archives of the United Arab Emirates and the US National Archives and pointed out that cooperation has enriched the National Archives of the UAE through the experience of its US counterpart. Dr. El Reyes has also valued the cooperation between the National Archives of the UAE and the University of Berkeley in California in the field of conservation and documentation of oral history. He spoke about the modern and advanced technological the National Archives uses in the performance of its daily tasks.
The Director General of the National Archives further explained that the National Archives’ role in the next phase would concentrate on adopting the international best practices in its archival work at the regional levels. He indicated that the National Archives is interesting observing that its future plans match the aspirations of UAE Vision 2021.
For her part, the US Ambassador praised the role of the National Archives and its development and the importance of the historical information it provides the researchers and decision-makers about the United Arab Emirates. She expressed her willingness to enhance cooperation between the National Archives of the UAE and the American archives institutions specialized in the fields of archiving and documentation.
At the end of the visit, His Excellency the Director General of the National Archives presented a commemorative shield representing the National Archives of the United Arab Emirates building to the American Ambassador.