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Can digital diplomacy be an alternative? | Inside Story

Al Jazeera, 05 May 2021
Face-to-face meetings are said to be the best way to bring together conflicting parties.
But during the past year and a bit, the global coronavirus pandemic changed all that.
Social distancing measures, and health and travel restrictions forced world leaders to switch to virtual talks.
And diplomats had to negotiate and persuade while adapting to the relatively new technological advances.
The diplomatic calendar was completely disrupted by covid-19, but right up to date, some talks are now taking place in-person.
But can digital diplomacy serve the same purpose as physical diplomacy?

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra

Guests
Tom Fletcher, Principle of Hertford College at Oxford University and foreign policy adviser to three UK Prime Ministers
Theresa Fallon, Director of Centre for Russia Europe Asia Studies
Youssef Amrani, Morocco's Ambassador to South Africa

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