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Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami meets unemployed graduates from Kirkuk

Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami and MPs on 29 January met with representatives of unemployed graduates from Kirkuk. The graduates’ representatives briefed Mr. Hawrami about their recent peaceful demonstration demanding equal employment opportunities in government institutions.

Committees' recent meetings - 30 January 2020

In recent meetings committees and UK Consulate officials discussed the Iraq 2020 budget and oil;  improving legal casework for women in shelters; and proposed bills on water and waste water and regulation of fruit markets. 

Order of Business for 30 January, last day of autumn term: Debate on financial dues owed to farmers

The Presidency of the Kurdistan Parliament announces the order of business for the sitting of Thursday 30th January 2020 at 11 am – the 17th ordinary sitting of the autumn session of the first year of the Kurdistan Parliament’s fifth term:

Committees' recent meetings - 29 January 2020

Parliament's committees heard about the challenges facing the General Directorate on Combating Domestic Violence; and are looking into why government-built homes for people on low incomes have not been completed.

Parliament Secretary Muna Kahveci meets with Peshmerga commanders

The Secretary of the Kurdistan Parliament Ms. Muna Kahveci on 28 January met with Peshmerga military commanders in Erbil. She described the peaceful religious and ethnic coexistence in Kurdistan as one of the nation’s positive values and achievements that must be protected. 

Committees’ recent meetings – 28 January 2020

In recent meetings Parliament's committees discussed the Agricultural Insurance Bill and the process of selecting applicants to make the pilgrimage to Mecca.

Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq welcomes high-level delegation from Germany

Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq on 27 January welcomed two senior members of Germany’s ruling Christian Democratic Union and the Christian Social Union parties: Mr. Markus Grübel, Federal Government Commissioner for Worldwide Religious Freedom; and Mr. Jürgen Hardt, CDU/CSU Foreign Policy Spokesman in the German Federal Parliament.

Deputy Speaker Hawrami and Russia's Consul General discuss inter-parliamentary ties

Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami on 27 January met with the Russian Federation’s Consul General, Mr. Oleg Levin. They discussed building relations between the Kurdistan Parliament and the Duma, the Federal Assembly of Russia.

Deputy Speaker Hawrami welcomes new Head of EU Liaison Office, Mr. Vincent-Guillaume Poupeau

Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami on 26 January welcomed Mr. Vincent-Guillaume Poupeau, the new Head of the EU Liaison Office in Erbil. They discussed the recently passed Reform Law, plans for more reforms, and other political developments.

KRG's negotiating team updates Kurdistan Parliament on talks with Baghdad on 2020 budget and oil

The Kurdistan Parliament held a sitting on 23 January to get an update from the Kurdistan Regional Government’s negotiating team on their talks with Iraqi Federal Government on the 2020 Iraq budget and oil. Dr. Galawesh Obeid Osman (KDP) discussed the need to establish a national counseling centre for children with developmental disorders and chronic conditions.