U.S. Ambassador Visits the National Archives and Reviews Aspects of Cooperation with the U.S. National Archives

U.S. Ambassador Visits the National Archives and Reviews Aspects of Cooperation with the U.S. National Archives

U.S. Ambassador Visits the National Archives and Reviews Aspects of Cooperation with the U.S. National Archives

Her Excellency Barbara A. Leaf, U.S. Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, visited the National Archives of the U.A.E., where she was briefed on its functions and role in preserving the memory of the nation, and its advanced work mechanisms. H.E. commended the modern and advanced technologies utilized, and its collection of historical documents, and its great role in the organization of official Government Archives in the United Arab Emirates.
This took place when Her Excellency visited the National Archives, where H.E. Dr. Abdulla Elreyes, Director-General of the National Archives, received and held a meeting with her discussing ways of promoting and enhancing communication and experience exchange with the U.S. National Archives, and means of strengthening cooperation in the fields relating to the U.A.E.’s National Archives functions. H.E. the Director-General then briefed her on the history of the National Archives and its development by virtue of the great interest and support from the U.A.E.'s wise leadership, and from Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs, Chairman of Board of the National Archives.
His Excellency the Director-General of the National Archives escorted H.E. the U.S. Ambassador on a tour of the Presidential Archive, which contains photos and films documenting the activities of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, at both local and international levels. H.E. then reviewed with the visiting delegation the methods of preserving, restoring, montaging, and digitizing old documentary films, as the Presidential Archive contains more than sixty-five thousand photographs and more than thirteen thousand films.
They also visited Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Hall, which contains samples of historical documents, rare books, photos, old maps, and a number of the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf region's historical collections. H.E. the Ambassador paused in front of a number of maps and historical documents to emphasize the importance of documents in the contemporary world because of their significant role in solving conflicts, as the world only stands by he who holds the documents to prove his rights and entitlement.