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Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq welcomes UK’s new Consul General Mr. James Thornton

Kurdistan Parliament’s Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq on 22 August welcomed the UK’s new Consul General in Erbil, Mr. James Thornton. They discussed Kurdistan-UK relations, the reform agenda, reorganising the Peshmerga  forces, and the latest political developments.

Parliament Speaker Dr. Faiq: Parliament should harmonize legislative policy with government’s reform and services agenda

Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq on 21 August held a meeting with the Legislative Committee to discuss 11 bills (draft laws) that were scheduled for their first reading in the autumn session.

Summary of committees’ recent meetings – 20th August 2019

This week Parliament’s committees worked on bills on advertising and on illegally taken land in municipalities, and amendments to the anti-narcotics and traffic laws. They discussed how IDPs can vote in Iraq’s provincial councils elections, and met Kurdish film director Jano Rosebiani who says Kurdistan needs a cinema and film-making centre.

Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami thanks outgoing Head of EU Office Ms. Clarisse Pasztory

Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami on 20th August thanked Ms. Clarisse Pasztory, the outgoing Head of the EU Liaison Office in Erbil, for her work in Kurdistan Region.

Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq thanks France’s outgoing Consul General Dominique Mas

Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq on 20th August met France’s outgoing Consul General Mr. Dominique Mas and thanked him for continuing France’s close friendship with Kurdistan.

 

Deputy Speaker Hawrami bids farewell to outgoing French Consul General Dominique Mas

Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami on 20th August bid farewell to France’s outgoing Consul General, Mr. Dominique Mas. He said, “We appreciate France’s historic support for the Kurdistani cause and for protecting our shared values. France has always supported Kurdistan at critical moments.”

Parliament Secretary Muna Kahveci meets USAID’s Special Representative for Minority Assistance Mr. Max Primorac

Kurdistan Parliament Secretary Muna Kahveci on 18th August met with Mr. Max Primorac, USAID’s Special Representative for Minority Assistance Programs in Iraq, to discuss minority rights legislation and political participation of all of Kurdistan’s religions and ethnicities.

Deputy Speaker participates in the opening of a chess tournament

Kurdistan Parliament’s Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami on 15th August opened a youth and children’s chess tournament in Erbil

Speaker Dr. Faiaq congratulates Kurdistan Democratic Party on its 73rd anniversary

On the 73rd anniversary of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), the Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewas Faiq sent the KDP the following congratulatory message

Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq accepts Prime Minister Barzani’s challenge to ‘plant a tree and make a city green’

The Speaker of Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewas Faiq on 17th August planted a tree, taking up the challenge set for her by KRG Prime Minister Masoud Barzani in a campaign to make Kurdistan Region’s cities greener. Speaker Faiq has challenged the Director of Zanyari Security Agency Mr. Lahur Sheikh Jangi, and the Governor of Dohuk Mr. Farhad Atroushi, to plant trees in their respective cities of Slemani and Duhok so that the campaign spreads to those governorates of Kurdistan Region.