Zanzibar, Saif Ali Iddi, Vice- President of Zanzibar Government,
received Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed al- Dhoyani, Chairman of the National Records and
Archives Authority (NRAA) and his accompanying delegation within the framework of his
visit which aims at activating the Memorandum of understanding signed between NRAA and
the Zanzibar National Archives (NZA) in the field of documents and archives, which provides
for “conservation and digitization and exchange of copies of historical documents between
NRAA and the Government of Zanzibar.
During the meeting, the two sides exchanged views on the cooperation between NRAA
and the documentary institutions in Zanzibar, the mechanism of activating joint work in the
civilizational and historical aspects between the two sides. Vice-President of Zanzibar
Government was briefed on the efforts of NRAA to provide technical assistance in order to
preserve the historical identity of the two countries. He praised the good efforts to
strengthen areas of cooperation between the two institutions.
NRAA Chairman also met with Mahmoud Thabit Kombo Zanzibar’s Minister of Information,
Tourism and Antiques. During the meeting, they discussed aspects of joint cooperation in
order to activate the aforementioned memorandum of understanding and mechanism of
implementing joint programs in various fields. They also discussed the areas of support
that NRAA can provide in order to preserve the common heritage between the two sides.
NRAA Chairman submitted a presentation about NRAA, its role, competencies and
objectives. NRAA Chairman accompanied by Mahmoud Thabit Kombo, Minister of
Information, Tourism and Antiques in the Government of Zanzibar, visited the historical and
cultural monuments linking the two sides in Zanzibar, where he visited the Sahel House, the
Royal Cemetery, the Old Castle and some other landmarks.
The activation of the signed MoU comes on the basis of the distinguished relations
between the Sultanate of Oman and the Republic of Tanzania and the desire of the two
countries to enhance and develop cooperation in the fields of documents and archives for
the mutual interests of the two countries.
Source: Oman News Agency