policy , 2023/06/21 11:10 , Number of readings: 231
[rtl]Baghdad - Iraq today:
Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein confirmed that digital diplomacy played an important role in managing crises and resolving conflicts, and the closest example of this is what happened during the Corona pandemic, as governments resorted to digital platforms in order to disseminate information, coordinate efforts and participate in discussions in order to find solutions to get out of that crisis, as these platforms were - at the time of the pandemic - the only and ideal alternative to meeting rooms and urban conferences, and they greatly helped in effective cooperation, exchanging ideas and working simultaneously.
A statement by the ministry stated, "This came during the minister's speech at the first Iraqi digital diplomacy forum, which was held by the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the ministry's building in Baghdad, in the presence of the Minister of Communications, Hayam al-Yasiri, and experts and practitioners from the government sector, the private sector, civil society organizations, and academic circles. .
The minister stressed that "digital diplomacy has become increasingly closely related to daily work, especially with the development of technology and means of communication, which in turn developed traditional diplomacy and provided it with digital tools and platforms to carry out diplomatic activities and build international relations." ,” noting that “digital diplomacy represents a great challenge, and involves risks related to cybersecurity and the protection of sensitive information.
He added, "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has kept pace with the digital development used by developed countries to support their foreign policy, and with the presence of young and ambitious energies in our ministry seeking change and working in accordance with the requirements of the times." , the first digital strategy for Iraqi diplomacy has been formulated, and approved for the years 2023-2024, under our supervision.” In order to create support for traditional Iraqi diplomacy and present it in a more effective and open manner to the world of digital communication, and to activate the requirements of strategic communication in Iraq at the internal and external levels, and to defend the interests of Iraq through activities aimed at strengthening the national image,
And the statement continued, "In light of this strategy, the axis of digital sovereignty and combating plagiarism has been activated by documenting the ministry's accounts and the accounts of all our missions abroad on the Facebook and Instagram platforms, and work is continuing to document accounts." on the Twitter platform, promoting digital culture, and activating the diplomacy of influence in building a visual identity." befitting the ministry's reputation, and opening new axes of communication by building an app for the ministry that strengthens strategic communication with the international community and citizens alike."[/rtl]
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