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Cairo- The upcoming youth forum in Cairo will launch international and regional cloud campaigns addressing violence and terrorist organizations, especially those established in the name of religion, an Egyptian source said.

The forum aims at covering all sides to counter-terrorism, and to be attended by religious figureheads and experts on diverse social media, such as “Facebook” and “Twitter”. Social media influential figures are also expected to participate at the event.

“The forum is organized by the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue, globally known by(KAICIID), and in partnership with Al-Azhar,” the source told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper.

On Tuesday May 3rd, and for three days, the second training forum headlining the topic on social media becoming a platform for dialogue will kick off in Cairo in the presence of sixty young leaderships representing religious and cultural cabals.

“The forum aims at reinforcing the capacities of young leaderships and dialogue workers on employing social media for activities on discussions, promoting social peace and utilizing these means to become a space for discussions among the followers of religions and cultures,” the Egyptian source said.

KAICIID organized in April, 2016 in Amman, Jordan, a program working with interreligious dialogue across the Middle East, attending the usage of social media for the promotion of respectful dialogue among followers of different religions.

“Through this training, we want to use the same channels to promote coexistence, and to encourage dialogue,” Director General of KAICIID Fahad Abualnasr said.

Abualnasr explained that the forum is intended to represent an experience which consequentially propagates a score of training program, passing through Cairo, Irbil, Tunis, and Dubai and, later on, all Arab countries.