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Parliament’s Presidency announces end of spring term of Parliament

Per Resolution number 6 of 2020, Kurdistan Parliament’s Presidency announces the end of the spring term of the second year of the fifth term of Parliament on 31 July 2020. From 1 August 2020, Parliament will be in recess.

Parliament's Presidency congratulate Gorran Movement on 11th anniversary

The Change Movement as a political party has been very active in Parliament, is a key partner in the Kurdistan Regional Government coalition, and has always been determined to improve parliamentary and government affairs and institutional work in Kurdistan.

Speaker Faiq and Deputy Speaker Hawrami hold video meeting with British MPs

Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq and Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami held video meetings with MPs from the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group on Kurdistan Region (APPG). They briefed the British MPs on the political, economic, and health situation in Kurdistan, as well as relations between Kurdistan and the Iraqi Federal Government.

Deputy Speaker Hawrami welcomes Iraqi Parliament’s PUK MPs

Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami on 20 July welcomed MPs from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan of Iraq’s House of Representatives (the Iraqi Parliament). The PUK delegation was headed by Dr. Joane Ihsan.

Deputy Speaker Hawrami meets with South Korea’s Consul General Kwang-jin Choi

Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami on 19 July met with South Korea’s Consul General to Erbil, Mr Kwang-jin Choi. On behalf of the Kurdistan Parliament, the Deputy Speaker thanked the government and people of South Korea for their humanitarian, economic and investment support to Kurdistan. 

Parliament's Presidency and Religious Affairs Committee convey condolences on death of Islamic scholar Mulla Jamil Ali

Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq, Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami and Parliament's Religious Affairs and Endowments Committee on 18 July conveyed their condolences on the passing of Mulla Jamil Ali, a religious scholar.

Deputy Speaker Hawrami welcomes Head of Canada’s Embassy Office Ms. Ashley Durec

Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami on 15 July met with Ms. Ashley Durec, the Head of Canada’s Embassy Office in Erbil. They discussed the latest health and economic developments, the border areas, the Reform Law, relations between Erbil and Baghdad, and ISIS’s movements and activities.

Deputy Speaker Hawrami meets with Iran’s Consul General Nasrollah Rashnoudi

Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami on 13 July welcomed the Consul General of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Erbil, Nasrollah Rashnoudi. They discussed relations between Kurdistan Region and Baghdad, recent movements by ISIS, and the importance of the reform process in Kurdistan. Deputy Speaker Hawrami gave Parliament's official position on the recent military attacks inside Kurdistan's borders. 

Speaker, Deputy Speaker and Religious Affairs Committee convey condolences on death of Sufi Muslim order’s leader Sheikh Kasnazani

Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq, Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami and the Religious Affairs and Endowments Committee expressed their condolences on the death of Sheikh Muhammad Shiekh Abdulkarim Kasnazani, the spiritual leader of the Qadiri Kasnazani Sufi Muslims.

MPs raise pressing financial, health and security issues at sitting; vote to extend spring session until 1 August

Kurdistan Parliament MPs on 29 June voted to extend by 30 days the deadline for submitting their legislative proposals, and to extend the current spring session by a month, to end on 1 August. The purpose is to compensate for the delays caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. Sixty MPs voted in favour of the deadline extension, and 70 voted in favour extending the spring session.