Saudi Darah, Iraq’s NLA Agree to Exchange Copies of Historic Documents

Saudi Darah, Iraq’s NLA Agree to Exchange Copies of Historic Documents
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Saudi Darah, Iraq’s NLA Agree to Exchange Copies of Historic Documents

Saudi Darah, Iraq’s NLA Agree to Exchange Copies of Historic Documents

King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives (Darah) and Iraq National Library and Archives (NLA) have agreed to exchange copies of documents and historic references to enhance the national archive of each of the two countries.

Darah and Iraq’s Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities, represented by the NLA, signed an extension of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that they had signed in Riyadh on March 31, 2021.

The signing today emanates from the two sides’ aspiration to activate the articles of the MoU, which stipulated the necessity of signing subsequent agreements to clarify mechanisms and expenditures.

Darah CEO Turki bin Mohamed Al-Shuwaier and Iraq Minister of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities Ahmed Fakkak Al-Badrani signed the extension to the MoU.

The two sides agreed to exchange copies of documents and other historical references related to the history of the countries to support their national archives, state news agency SPA reported.

They agreed on the mechanism for exchanging historical and documentary references, scientific publications, and documentaries to promote cultural and historical diversity and introduce the national identity of both brotherly countries.

Also, they agreed on exchanging visits between specialists and technicians of both sides in the fields of documentation, indexing, electronic archiving, digital preservation and restoration and preservation of documents with the aim of acquiring expertise and expanding knowledge in the technical field.

The two sides agreed to exchange invitations to hold documentary exhibitions and joint seminars in accordance with the national events in each country.

They also agreed on the formation of a joint committee between the two parties, which includes experts and specialists to set up a mechanism to follow up on implementation rates and open new cooperation horizons.



AlUla Province Kicks off the Summer Fruit Season

The Summer Fruit Season kicked off on Thursday in AlUla Province. (SPA)
The Summer Fruit Season kicked off on Thursday in AlUla Province. (SPA)
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AlUla Province Kicks off the Summer Fruit Season

The Summer Fruit Season kicked off on Thursday in AlUla Province. (SPA)
The Summer Fruit Season kicked off on Thursday in AlUla Province. (SPA)

The Summer Fruit Season kicked off on Thursday in AlUla Province, offering a variety of the finest local produce at the farmers' market in Al-Manshiyah Square, and will continue until July 24, the Saudi Press Agency said.
Organized by the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU), the Summer Fruit Season is a marketing tool for agricultural products. It raises awareness among farmers of the importance of durable agricultural practices that positively impact product quality and production abundance, added SPA.
AlUla is famous for producing the finest mangoes, grapes, figs, and dates, in addition to Arabic frankincense, one of the traditional plants highly valued for its medicinal and cosmetic uses.
On its first day, the farmers' market in Al-Manshiyah Square witnessed an increasing number of visitors from different nationalities, who came to participate in its events and buy from its various exhibits and products.