Ambassadors in Saudi Arabia create interaction on “digital” platforms

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Ambassadors in Saudi Arabia create interaction on “digital” platforms

From Paris to Beijing to Tokyo… a large presence reflects the presence of Riyadh


Thursday – 29 Shawwal 1442 AH – 10 June 2021 AD Issue No. [
15535]


Riyadh: Shahd Al-Amr

Digital diplomacy has emerged among the ambassadors of some friendly countries in the Kingdom, after their personal accounts on social media garnered a remarkable interaction from the Saudi society, in a move that contributes to promoting rapprochement between peoples and learning about different cultures.
The ambassadors’ engagement with the Saudis has become more than just an official diplomatic language, as it has taken a simple character and combined learning about the place and engaging with the local culture.
Recently, the Japanese ambassador to the Kingdom, Lawy Fum Yu, appeared in traditional Saudi dress, through a photo he posted on the Twitter platform, and the photo was very well received by the Saudis. Because the Japanese ambassador is fluent in both spoken and written Arabic, the Saudis shared their reaction.
The French ambassador to the Kingdom, Ludovic Boullier, had similar experiences, as the Frenchman documented his trips through multiple Saudi regions and met their people. Al-Qassim was popular, as he appeared in a video recording he posted on the Twitter platform showing his learning of some words in the local dialect of the region and his knowledge of its most important dishes; Which added to it a flavor of wit and contributed to its wide spread in the Kingdom.
On the other hand, the French ambassador used his personal platform to announce the possibility of Saudis traveling to France without a quarantine, and only testing “Corona” before traveling for a certain period; This makes France the third European country that does not require a quarantine for the Saudis.
While the Chinese Ambassador to the Kingdom, Chen Yongjie, took steps in support of local social initiatives, including participating in the national campaign for charitable work and donating through the “Ehsan” platform, in addition to the Green Saudi campaign.
Although the Chinese visited a number of regions in the Kingdom, his admiration for local dishes and their diversity cannot be hidden. The ambassador shares the Saudi people’s interest in football; Which adds enthusiasm to the content and his social page.


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