Abu Dhabi: The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre and the Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Tunisia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to renovate the ‘Home of Ibn Khaldun’ in the City of Culture in Tunis, transforming it into a museum dedicated to the scholar Abdurahman ibn Khaldoun.
The MoU was signed by Mr. Abdurrahman Mohamed Al Owais, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre, and Dr. Hayat Qatat Al-Qarmazi, Minister of Cultural Affairs of Tunisia, in the presence of officials from both countries, including Dr. Yousef Al Obaidli, Director-General of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre in Abu Dhabi, and Dr. Iman Ahmed Al-Salami, UAE Ambassador to the Republic of Tunisia.
“This effort reflects the UAE’s commitment to preserving world heritage, in its both tangible and intangible forms, an approach that was initiated by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and maintained by the UAE wise leadership in an example to follow in terms of tolerance, peaceful coexistence, and cultural harmony,” the Chairman added.
For her part, Ms. Al-Qarmazi praised the longstanding cultural cooperation between the two countries in the field of culture and heritage.
“This signing is a step in the right direction for advancing the partnership between the two nations in a way that showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Arab and Islamic worlds,” the Tunisian Minister added.