ABU DHABI, 9th September, 2016 (WAM) – The UAE has received the flag of the International Council on Archives (ICA) ahead of the ICA Congress 2020 to be hosted in Abu Dhabi.

The flag was accepted during the closing ceremony of the ICA Congress 2016, held in the Korean capital, Seoul.

Dr. Ali bin Tamim, Board Member of the National Archives and Chairman of the Executive Committee, commended South Korea for hosting the event, and also thanked the ICA Congress for choosing Abu Dhabi as the host in 2020.

He praised H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and Chairman of the UAE’s National Archives, for supporting and developing the national archives.

Tamim noted that the choice of Abu Dhabi reflects the reputation of the UAE in general and Abu Dhabi in particular in organising such major international events.