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Ambassadors agree on the role of the media and its effective diplomatic empowerment in a session at the Saudi Media Forum

Riyadh (UNA/SPA) - A number of members of the diplomatic corps accredited to the Kingdom unanimously agreed to support the media and its modern technologies for effective diplomatic access, its various effects in a number of fields, and its contribution to providing common grounds on which interests and visions are built.

They demonstrated during their participation in a dialogue session entitled “Diplomacy for a Prosperous World” within the activities of the Saudi Media Forum in its third edition, today, Wednesday, that diplomacy aspires to be more comprehensive to achieve effectiveness through means with their daily variables.

The Dean of the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Kingdom, the Ambassador of the Republic of Djibouti in Riyadh, Diaa Al-Din Bamakhrama, explained that traditional diplomacy is the beginning of communication between countries with the establishment of representations and embassies and the development that occurred in them with the establishment of international organizations, indicating that the emergence of technological means of communication created a new concept in diplomacy, which was described as diplomacy. Public or popular diplomacy.

Bamakhrama presented the Kingdom's practical model for obtaining international consensus to organize Expo 2030 from the first round, indicating that this success is a diplomatic success that expresses its policies in effective communication.

For his part, the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the Kingdom, Ahmed Farouk, touched on the personality of the diplomat and the professional duties he aspires to in understanding obstacles, finding solutions, and delivering political messages flexibly, stressing the essential role of the diplomat in improving and growing relations.

He also discussed emerging developments in societies and the role of diplomacy in dealing with them, including the climate issue, illegal immigration issues, and human trafficking, in addition to the most dangerous issue, which is artificial intelligence and its negative effects on the international community.

In turn, the British Ambassador to the Kingdom, Neil Crompton, stressed the great challenges facing the world, including the Corona pandemic, regional conflicts, and the duties of a diplomat towards them, praising the Kingdom’s positive role over the past years and the current effective role.

He pointed out that the work of a diplomat is to use technology and benefit from it to enhance cooperation and dialogue and serve issues of common interest, such as clean energy and the environment.

For his part, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to the Kingdom, Pascal Grécoire, explained that effective diplomacy is the most realistic and far from complexity and ambition to build a better future, pointing to traditional diplomacy and its inability to reach the root causes of conflicts, and the need for the world to adopt a more comprehensive approach.

For his part, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the Kingdom, Darem Bentham, said: “For effective diplomatic access, we must focus on peace, security, and sustainable development. These relations are in solidarity with each other, and there must be balance and friendship that can be a fundamental focus of the communication effort.”

He added that moderate opinions enable flexibility to exist even with different positions.

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