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RIYADH: A new group of 60 young people graduated on Monday from the Saudi Foreign Ministry’s training program for cultural ambassadors who would promote the Kingdom’s achievements and peacemaking efforts abroad .

The graduation ceremony of the Young Leaders Program for Global Communication was organized on Monday evening by the Salam Project for Cultural Communication, under the patronage of Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud.

Deputy Foreign Minister Waleed Al-Khuraiji, several officials and experts also attended the event.

In his speech, Al-Khuraiji said the Kingdom’s foreign policy aims to promote dialogue and peaceful coexistence in the region and around the world in international forums.

“The economic and political development and leaps that the Kingdom has witnessed in the light of the Kingdom Vision 2030 obliges us to present our civilizational achievements to the world,” he said.

The Young Leaders Program for Global Communication graduation ceremony was organized on Monday evening by the Salam Project for Cultural Communication. (Provided)

Al-Khuraiji added that Saudi Arabia’s youth, who constitute a large part of the Kingdom’s population, could play a “vital and central role” in carrying the nation’s message across the world, under the auspices of the Salam project and the YLP.

Faisal bin Muammar, the general supervisor of the Salam project, said young people trained by the organization would participate in meetings of similar organizations internationally. This would enable them to develop their skills, to effectively reflect the true image of the Kingdom.

Dr. Fahd Al-Sultan, executive director of the Salam Project, said the organization has closely aligned its work with the goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 plan to transform the country. To facilitate this process, the project has conducted several studies based on the monitoring and analysis of content produced on the Kingdom by research organizations, media groups and various international institutions.

Al-Sultan added that through these studies, the Salam Project was able to determine the positive and negative reactions to the Kingdom. This knowledge helps the project to train young Saudi men and women to effectively counter the attacks launched periodically by certain media.