National Archives Receives a Senior Brazilian Delegation to Discuss Ways of Cooperation

National Archives Receives a Senior Brazilian Delegation to Discuss Ways of Cooperation

National Archives Receives a Senior Brazilian Delegation to Discuss Ways of Cooperation


The National Archives of  the United Arab Emirates received at its headquarters a Brazilian delegation headed by His Excellency Marcelo Araujo, Secretary of Culture in the Brazilian province of Sao Paulo. They discussed the means and ways of cooperation in the fields of documentation and archiving.
The Brazilian delegation's visit to the National Archives came within the framework of its visit to the United Arab Emirates at the invitation of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development. They were received by His Excellency Dr. Abdulla Elreyes, Director-General of the National Archives, who briefed them on the history of the National Archives, its evolution, and constructive relations with other National Archives in most countries of the world.
The visiting delegation was briefed on the role of the National Archives in preserving the history of the United Arab Emirates, and its efforts and developed work mechanisms as a national archive entrusted with the collection and conservation of the memory of the homeland.
His Excellency Marcelo Araujo, Secretary of Culture in the Brazilian province of Sao Paulo, emphasized the importance of strengthening relations between the National Archives and the Brazilian Archives, and of exchanging experiences and utilizing the Emirati and Brazilian advanced and distinct experiences in archiving and documentation.
His Excellency Dr. Elreyes accompanied the Brazilian delegation in a  tour of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Hall, where they reviewed its contents of old maps, rare books, historic documents, and photos that depict the Union’s establishment stage.
The delegation visited the Presidential Archive section, which contains photographs and films documenting the march of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and the activities of the U.A.E. President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on the local, regional, Arab and international levels, in addition to the historic pictures of the leading figures of the U.A.E., as these are considered a valuable heritage that should be preserved and transferred to future generations and made accessible to researchers and scholars.
His Excellency Marcelo Araujo and his accompanying delegation expressed their admiration for the National Archives leading role and the technical development it acquired which prompted it to contribute to the collection and preservation of the homeland memory in an advanced style. They thanked its administration for the hospitality and attention with which they were received.