Gulf justice ministers meet in Riyadh

RIYADH, Oct 23 (KUNA) — Gulf ministers of justice gathered here Tuesday for the 19th periodical meeting, with the attendance of Kuwaiti Minister of Justice, Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Abdullah Al-Maatouq.
In his keynote speech, Saudi Minister of Justice Abdullah bin Mohamed said the gathering would explore several legal and judicial issues aiming to bolster and cement Gulf cooperation in the judicial field.
He said the Saudi Ministry of Justice was willing to cooperate and interact with its counterparts in other GCC member countries with the aim of serving justice and facilitating procedures for Gulf people.
For his part, GCC Secretary-General Abdel-Rahman al-Attiya, in a speech, delivered on his behalf by GCC Legal Affairs Chief Farouk al-Nouri, stressed the importance of the meeting in following up and promoting the favorable results of the previous meetings and in completing efforts exerted to embody rapprochement and integration in the Gulf judicial and area.
The conferees will consider reports presented by panels of experts on new draft legal systems, chiefly Muscat document for uniform property registration, a uniform system for the enforcement of judicial rulings, a single system for international legal and judicial cooperation in punitive issues, he said.
Single draft systems for fight against IT crimes, judicial authority, judicial inspection are also to figure out on the agenda of the gathering, he added. (end) KUNA 231238 Oct 07NNNN

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