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King Abdullah's US visit to be shared on Twitter

Saudi Arabia's Washington Embassy will use popular social networking site 'Twitter', to give updates during King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz's visit to the US.

world Updated: Jun 29, 2010 15:54 IST

Saudi Arabia's Washington Embassy will use popular social networking site 'Twitter', to give updates during King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz's visit to the US.

Tweets from '@SaudiEmbassyUSA' will highlight Saudi Arabia's involvement in the G-20 Summit, as well as items of interest about the long-standing Saudi-US relationship, the embassy has said in a statement.

The 86-year-old King Abdullah, who embarked on his US visit today will be greeted by US President Barack Obama at the White House.

In addition to Twitter, the embassy has expanded its social media content to YouTube, www.youtube.com/saudiembassyusa.

Press conferences and video related to Saudi Arabia, as well as third-party speeches and interviews will be posted on the website.