KUWAIT: Kuwait's Deputy Foreign Minister Ambassador Majdi Al-Dhafiri inaugurated yesterday the coordination meeting for human rights' apparatuses in the Gulf Cooperation Council member states. Ambassador Dhafiri has addressed the conferees, underlining that the GCC countries place the issue of human rights among the significant affairs.

He also underlined significance of coordination among the relevant authorities in the GCC countries to emit "the true image as how deep our leaders attach to the human rights at various levels." The GCC was established in 1981 to cement cooperation among the regional countries -- Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar and Oman -- at various levels namely in the social affairs' sector and human rights. These states namely Kuwait have repeatedly affirmed keenness on observing these basic rights. - KUNA