A Cooperation Agreement was signed between the Ministry of Tourism Development, Culture and Handicrafts of the Republic of Chad and IRCICA on 25 January 2021 to serve as a general framework for joint projects that would be undertaken in areas of common interest. The agreement, signed by the Minister of Tourism Development, Culture and Handicrafts of the Republic of Chad Mr. Géo Patalet and the Acting Director General of IRCICA Prof. Dr. Aboubacar Abdullah Senghore, covers various types of activities that can be organized in future under specific projects to be devised in two main areas: the restoration and conservation of written cultural heritage, involving library and archive materials on one hand, and promotion of traditional handicrafts, through training and organization of exhibitions and festivals, on the other.
Foundations of the agreement were laid during the visit of H.E. the Minister Mr. Geo Patalet on 11 December 2020, accompanied by the Ambassador of Chad in Ankara H.E. Mr. Adoum Dangai Nokour Guavat and high officials from Chad, where an extensive meeting was held with Director General of IRCICA Prof. Dr. Halit Eren. Preservation of cultural heritage and promotion of the traditional handicrafts are among the main areas of specialization of IRCICA where the latter carries out long-term programs involving a large variety of activities, including training programs, research and publications.