Collaboration of archieves between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
The Kazakh and Uzbek archivists are planning to develop a joint roadmap. A special work group will be established for its implementation. The specialists are set to restore the Central Asian history. For that purpose, the two countries will join efforts in storage, analysis and study of the ancient sources. The 30-meters long manuscript dating to the 8th century includes plenty of interesting facts, verifying the common history of the fraternal countries. The manuscript is currently kept in the Central State Archive of Uzbekistan. The parties also discussed the topic of digital transformation of archives that implies gradual digital conversion of data without any damage to documents.
UMIDZHON ALAMOV, CHIEF DIRECTOR, CENTRAL ARCHIVE OF UZBEKISTAN
- We have decided to develop a draft memorandum, a draft agreement between the archive services of the two countries that will cover not only the study of the common history and the mutual cooperation.
YERIK UTEMBAYEV, KAZAKH AMBASSADOR TO UZBEKISTAN
- Our main goal is to establish a joint group. The specialists should join efforts and develop a roadmap. Such cooperation will give fresh impetus to the development of relationships between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, particularly in archival operations. This collaboration is timely, because next year our countries will celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the archives.