The National Library of the Philippines (NLP) and the Iran National Library and Archive (INLA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) here Tuesday morning.

INLA director Ali-Akbar Ash’ari expressed hopes that this agreement will enhance bilateral ties between both libraries.

NLP director Prudenciana Cruz also said that this is not simply the beginning of a relationship between both libraries but rather will help increase existing cultural ties.

Based on the MOU, both parties are to exchange books, periodicals, microfilms of the rare manuscripts, and current information.