Archives of Morocco, UNESCO sign letter of intent on archives safeguarding
A letter of intent was signed in Rabat this week between the Archives of Morocco Institution and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), with a view to accompany implementation of a cooperation agreement, inked last November between the Moroccan institution and the National Archives of Korea, in the field of safeguarding and conserving archives.
The letter of intent aims to support cooperation between the Archives of Morocco and the National Archives of Korea in the field of safeguarding and conserving documentary heritage.
This partnership project between the National Archives of Korea, the Archives of Morocco and UNESCO is meant to strengthen the Kingdom’s capacity to safeguard and conserve its documentary assets, with the financial and technical support of the National Archives of Korea, as part of the promotion of international cooperation in archive management and the preservation of documentary heritage. Moroccan-Korean cooperation covers granting of financial support, as well as training and supply of essential equipment for archives restoration.
The letter of intent was signed by the director of the Archives of Morocco, Jamaâ Baida, and the regional director of UNESCO’s Maghreb Office, Eric Falt, in the presence of the South Korean ambassador to Morocco, Keeyong Chung.