Cambodian Archivists Being Trained in Vietnam

Some 30 Cambodian officials have been attending a training course on archives knowledge

organised by the Vietnamese Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) at the Hanoi University of Home Affairs, Vietnam.

The course, which opened since Mar. 4, forms part of a Memorandum of Understanding signed in late 2013 between the Office of Cambodia's Council of Ministers and the MoHA, in which the National Archives of Cambodia (NAC) and the Hanoi University of Home Affairs will work together, said Vietnam News Agency (VNA).

During the one-month course, it added, Cambodian archivists will be trained in restoring, conserving and digitising archives documents.

MoHA Deputy Minister H.E. Trieu Van Cuong said that archives work holds an important role in society.

The training course confirms the ministry's wish to intensify international cooperation in archives, especially with countries within the region.

NAC Director Ms. Y Dari thanked the MoHA for organising the first-ever training course for Cambodia, and affirmed that participants will acquire knowledge that will better their ability to fulfil their assigned tasks when they come home.

According to VNA, Vietnam has sent officials to train and support Cambodian archivists since 1986.

Source: AKP