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Arab Journalists Union elects first Gulf chairperson

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The Arab Journalists Union elected a Kuwaiti writer as the new chairman being the first from the Gulf since the union was established in 1964 reported by World Bulletin.

The newly elected chairman, Ahmad al-Behbehani is also the chairman of the Kuwaiti Journalists Association.

All past chairmen were of Egyptian nationality making al-Behbehani to be the first from another Arab nation.

The Director and Treasurer of the Association, Adnan Al-Rashed said the election al-Behbehani “is a victory for the State of Kuwait, the Amir, the government and people,” in a statement to KUNA.

The Arab Journalists Union 12th meeting was held in Cairo under the title “Free Media; It Unites and it does not Divide”.

According with the World Bulletin journalists met with Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi following their meeting on Thursday.