The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewas Faiq on 9 May welcomed the UNSG's Special Representative for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert. They discussed the current situation in the region and the formation of the new Iraqi cabinet, as well as the economic impact of the Coronavirus on Kurdistan Region.
Parliament votes on lifting immunity of four MPs; holds second reading on extending deadline for legislative proposals
The Kurdistan Parliament on 7 May held the second reading of a draft resolution to exceptionally extend the period that MPs can submit legislative proposals, due to the delay caused by the Coronavirus outbreak. They also voted on lifting the parliamentary immunity of four MPs who have been summoned by courts in various lawsuits.
Ministers explain strategies to mitigate impact of Coronavirus on school and university students
At the first Parliament sitting since the Coronavirus lockdown, MPs held the first reading of a draft resolution on extending the period that MPs can submit legislative proposals. The KRG Education and Higher Education ministers answered questions about how they are addressing the fallout from the pandemic on the current academic year.
Order of business for sitting of 6 May 2020: MPs to propose legislation and resolutions, discuss measures for 2019-2020 academic year due to Coronavirus outbreak
The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament calls MPs to a sitting on Wednesday 6th May 2020 at 12 noon – the 3rd ordinary sitting of the spring session of the second year of the Kurdistan Parliament’s fifth term. The Presidency of Parliament announces the order of business of the sitting:
Parliament’s Presidency congratulates workers on International Labour Day
Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq and Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami on 1 May conveyed their best wishes to workers in Kurdistan Region and around the world on International Labour Day, specially as they face economic hardship due to the Coronavirus containment measures.
Speaker Rewas Faiq congratulates Kurdistan Students Union on 44th anniversary
Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq on 25 April conveyed her best wishes to the Kurdistan Students Union on their 44th anniversary.
Deputy Speaker Hawrami and WHO officials discuss Coronavirus containment measures
Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami on 28 April welcomed a delegation from the UN’s World Health Organization (WHO), headed by the Iraq Representative Dr. Adham Rashad Ismail. MPs of Parliament’s Health Committee also participated in the meeting.
Deputy Speaker Hawrami and Jordan’s Consul General discuss Coronavirus and latest political developments
Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami on 27 April met with Jordan’s Consul General to Kurdistan Region, Dr. Haitham Abu Alfoul. Consul General Alfoul commended Kurdistan Region’s swift response to the Coronavirus outbreak and he hoped for a resolution to the outstanding issues with Iraq.
Parliament and KRG’s Baghdad negotiating team discuss Iraq’s decision to halt Kurdistan’s share of budget
Kurdistan Parliament MPs, led by Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami, on 26 April met with the Kurdistan Regional Government’s delegation for negotiations with the Iraqi Federal Government. The negotiating team described the talks with Baghdad since late 2019 and Iraq's recent decision to completely halt Kurdistan's share of the budget.
Speaker Faiq and Deputy Speaker Hawrami congratulate Turkmen Reform Party on 15th anniversary
Kurdistan Parliament’s Speaker and Deputy Speaker on 24 April sent their best wishes to the Turkmen Reform Party on their 15th anniversary.