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Deputy Crown Prince during the 4th Saudi Tweeps Forum

Riyadh-Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz attended the 4th Saudi Tweeps Forum, which was organized by the Foundation of Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz (MISK Foundation).

The event was also attended by a great number of youth who are interested in tweeting and in social media in general. They attended to discuss the most important topics and brainstorm the creative and positive ideas.

The forum, one of the initiatives of the MISK Foundation, sought to develop the country’s youth at all levels. This is particularly important because they represent 60 percent of the Kingdom’s population. The launch of the forum comes as an extension to MISK Foundation’s approach to keep pace with modern times and the aspirations of the youth.

It included a variety of items including panel discussions, interactive platforms, presentations and workshops, aimed at enriching the knowledge and communication skills of the youth, notably on how to deal with social media in a creative way.

The forum was also designed to inspire creative thinking, exploit opportunities and benefit from other experiences. The MISK Foundation selected a group of key subjects related to Twitter, with information sessions, that raised cultural and communication awareness of users.

Five GCC ministers participated on Monday evening in the main session of the 4th Saudi Tweeps Forum. They spoke about the impact of social media, notably “Twitter”, on relations between officials and citizens.

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al Khalifa, Bahraini Foreign Minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah al Mubarak al Sabah, Kuwaiti Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Adel Al Jubeir, Saudi Foreign Minister, and Khalid bin Mohammed al Attiya, Qatari

Minister of State for Defense Affairs are the ministers who participated in the major session of the forum.

“Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is an inspiration to Arab youth,” said Sheikh Abdullah bin Zaid Al-Nahyan.

The ministers and officials thanked the deputy crown prince for his efforts with developing the youth.

Moreover, during the discussions, which were chaired by the interviewer, Dawood Al-Shirian the UAE Foreign Minister called for closing all the accounts that promote ISIS thoughts, considering it a collective responsibility and a legal duty.