Jakarta – BRIN Public Relations. The National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) and the National Archives of the Republic of Indonesia (ANRI) collaborate in the Research and Innovation Sector. This collaboration aims to realize the concern for research and participate in contributing to the advancement of science, technology and archives that are beneficial for the community, nation and state, in addition to building a synergic framework of cooperation between the two institutions in optimally enhancing and utilizing the potential of each party in the field of archives.

This collaboration was marked by the signing of a memorandum of understanding by the Head of ANRI, Imam Gunarto and the Head of BRIN Laksana Tri Handoko, Thursday (13/01)

Imam Gunarto highly appreciates BRIN’s commitment to improving cooperation and synergy between the institutions on archiving. “I appreciate BRIN for organizing archives starting from the aspects of human resource development, archive systems, policy studies, research and innovation, as well as strengthening the world of archives through research and innovation processes in accordance with the directives of President Jokowi, namely to make Indonesia as reference for world archives.” said Imam.

Imam added that the commitment given by BRIN is an effort to save archives. “We appreciate BRIN for continuing to show its commitment to saving archives that have value for national accountability,” added Imam.

On this occasion, Head of BRIN Laksana Tri Handoko emphasized that this event serves as manifestation that BRIN is committed to maintaining the safety and security of the state archives. “We also have archives that have potential value for national accountability. We also plan to submit archives, especially those related to research,” said Handoko.

“By submitting an authentic copy of archive, it is hoped that the integrity and safety of the archive can be maintained in the hands of a professional institution, namely ANRI,” added Handoko.

On the same occasion, Declaration of Commitment to the National Archive Awareness Movement (GNSTA) was signed within the National Research and Innovation Agency. (cj)