Opening of a Twitter account in Arabic by the Quai d’Orsay (February 29, 2012)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has just opened a Twitter account in Arabic, the name of which is @francediplo_AR ( This strengthens our presence on social network sites where we already have Twitter accounts in French and in English, as well as Facebook, YouTube, Dailymotion, Flickr and Google+ accounts.

This new tool will enable us to improve our communication with Arab-speaking audiences and will complement the France Diplomatie website in Arabic as well as the websites of our embassies and consulates in the countries of the region.

Our presence on a social network site that is very popular in Arab countries will allow us to reach out to internet users in order to raise their awareness of the ministry’s action to address major international issues, particularly in the Arab world.

This account will give a new dimension to our overall digital diplomacy strategy which aims to make foreign policy "more accessible" in order to "raise everyone’s awareness of the diversity of its challenges."