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.