Goa and Oman will revive their ties dating back to the Portuguese era through archives as a part of the Central government’s initiative to foster relations between the two countries, an official said here Wednesday.
Officials of the National Records and Archives Authority, Sultanate of Oman, are in Goa to interact with various government agencies, including state Archives andArchaeology department, as a part of understanding between both the governments.
The state Archives department, which was originally established by the Portuguese in the 16th Century, has several records related to Oman-Goa trade links, which has become an important part of the history.
“There are rare records in Swahili language which are focused on details about trade that used to happen during that particular time,” he said.
“This letter is one of the rarest documents that has attained importance for archivists from Oman, who would be researching on it.