Tuesday 24 March 2009 (28 Rabi` al-Awwal 1430)

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      Saleh Al-Shihi I Al-Watan
      RIYADH: During his daylong visit to the Kingdom on Sunday, French Foreign 
Minister Bernard Kouchner visited the governmental Human Rights Commission 

      Bandar Al-Aiban, the head of the HRC, received Kouchner and briefed him 
about the organization's mandate and the human rights situation in the Kingdom.

      Kouchner commended the Kingdom's efforts in various fields and recognized 
the great role played by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah in 
pushing forward reform plans.

      The two parties discussed many issues of mutual interest.

      Al-Aiban expressed his appreciation of the visit, and pointed out the 
HRC's role in spreading the culture of human rights through cooperating with 
various government bodies. He stressed the Kingdom's commitment to all 
international conventions related to human rights

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