Shaaban, Harassi discuss cooperation in field of preserving and documenting the Cultural Heritage

Special Adviser at the Presidency of the Republic, Buthaina Shaaban discussed with President of the Arab Federation for Libraries and Information (AFLI), Nabhan bin Harith al-Harassi, and an accompanying delegation, the potential of enhancing cooperation and exchanging expertise in the field of preserving and documenting the Cultural Heritage.

During a meeting held on Monday at “Watan Document Foundation” headquarters in Damascus, the two sides reviewed modern digital technologies for preserving the cultural heritage and intellectual output.

In addition, both sides discussed the potential of cooperation in various projects related to artificial intelligence, digital transformation, archiving and electronic documentation, and establishing training and qualification courses in the fields of archiving and scientific research documentation.

Dr. Shaaban highlighted the historical solid relations of Syria and Oman, stressing the importance of benefitting from the expertise of AFLI regarding archiving and documentation, especially after the terrorist war whose main objective was to destroy the identity, handicrafts and architectural heritage of Syria as well as its cultural output over the past years.

Dr. al-Harassi, for his part, noted the significance of Watan Document Foundation’s work in documenting and clarifying the events in Syria, stressing the need to keep pace with the current digital environment and access the most effective methods of preserving information.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency