Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami on 18 May thanked Germany's departing Consul General Ms. Barbara Wolf for her support and friendship with Kurdistan Region. Mr. Hawrami and Ms. Wolf discussed the Coronavirus containment measures, ISIS movements and political developments in Kurdistan Region and Iraq.
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Parliament’s Presidency congratulates teachers on 58th anniversary of Kurdistan Teachers Union
Kurdistan Parliament’s Speaker, Deputy Speaker and Secretary congratulated Kurdistan Teachers Union on their anniversary, and hoped for an end to the current economic challenges so that teachers' livelihoods can be improved.
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."
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.
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.