"Language is the identity of any nation, and we must make every effort to promote the Kurdish language. The Kurdistan Parliament, as its duty, passed the Official Languages Law in 2014 and uses all its legal powers to develop our language."
Deputy Speaker Hawrami honours memory of Layla Qassim
Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami conveyed the following message to honour the memory of Layla Qassim, a hero of the Kurdish struggle for rights who was executed by the Iraqi Ba'ath regime in 1974:
Deputy Speaker Hawrami conveys best wishes to Yazidis on 27th anniversary of Lalish Cultural Centre
"The centre has served the Yazidis culturally and socially over the years, and we hope that in the future it will work for peaceful coexistence between all the diverse religious and ethnic communities in Kurdistan."
Speaker Rewas Faiq congratulates Iraq’s new Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi
"We are aware of the challenges that you have inherited from the government at this juncture, and we expect you to work to establish justice and democracy and to lay the groundwork for building understanding and achieving reconciliation."
Parliament's Health Committee conveys best wishes on International Nurses Day, calls for better livelihoods and training
On International Nurses Day, Parliament's Health Committee called on the government to improve nurses' livelihoods and provide them with more training opportunities.
On International Nurses Day Deputy Speaker Hawrami thanks nurses in Kurdistan and worldwide for combating Coronavirus
Deputy Speaker Hawrami on International Nurses Day: "In these difficult times, nurses, in collaboration with other healthcare workers and security forces, carry the heavy responsibility of protect people's lives, and they have cared for people with compassion."
Deputy Speaker Hawrami and France's Consul General Decottignies discuss political and economic developments
Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami on 10 May met with France’s Consul General to Kurdistan Region Olivier Decottignies, and discussed the latest political and economic developments in Kurdistan Region and Iraq.
Speaker Rewas Faiq welcomes UNSG's Special Representative to Iraq Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert
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.