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Kurdistan Parliament decides on work priorities, special committee to scrutinize Coronavirus measures and their impact

Kurdistan Parliament’s presidency and the heads of the parliamentary blocks held a special meeting on 4 April as the nation tackles the Corona virus outbreak and its consequences. They decided to scrutinize border points, food and medicine imports; to monitor the work of the special bodies tackling the Coronavirus outbreak; and to continue coordinating with the KRG on implementation of the Reform Law.

Speaker Rewas Faiq visits Halabja Governor and Garmian officials to discuss Coronavirus outbreak and measures

Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq last week visited Halabja governorate authorities and the authorities in Garmian to discuss the measures against the Coronavirus outbreak. Parliament will formally consult with the Kurdistan Regional Government and governorates on help for people economically affected by the lockdown, the Speaker said. 

Speaker Rewas Faiq meets governors of Erbil and Slemani to discuss Coronavirus measures, impact on livelihoods

The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewaz Faiq had separate meetings with the governors of Erbil and Slemani on 31 March and 1 April respectively, on the impact of the Coronavirus and the ongoing protective measures.

Parliament’s Presidency thanks Kurdistan Regional Government and public for response to Coronavirus outbreak

Kurdistan, the region, and the world are now in dire straits against the deadly Corona virus and in the face of its human and economic consequences. Since the outbreak of the disease in Kurdistan Region, the Kurdistan Parliament has been working through special committees and in cooperation with government agencies to tackle the contagious disease.

Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq's message on International Women's Day 2020

"Throughout the history of the Kurdish people's struggle, women have participated in political and civil struggle. However, history has not been fair in recording the role of women in any era. I hope that not only on March 8th but every day, women and freedom-loving peoples strive to achieve women's goals of equality before the law, social justice, the elimination of domestic violence, and job opportunities."

Speaker Rewas Faiq’s message on the 29th anniversary of the 1991 Kurdish Uprising

Dr. Rewas Faiq conveyed in her congratulatory message: “This great occasion has a special place in our nation’s contemporary history, and was a turning point in our nation's struggle for liberation.”

MPs pass the Law on Combating Smuggling of Oil and Oil Products in Kurdistan Region

Kurdistan Parliament MPs on 4 March voted to pass the Law on Combating Smuggling of Oil and Oil Products in Kurdistan Region. Eighty eight MPs voted in favour of the law.

Speaker Rewas Faiq meets with Australia’s Ambassador to Iraq Joanne Loundes

Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq on 1 March welcomed Australia’s Ambassador Joanne Loundes. They discussed the formation of the next Iraqi cabinet and Parliament's legislative priorities. 

Speaker Faiq opens spring session of Parliament, MPs hold second reading of anti-oil smuggling bill

Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq on 1 March opened the spring session of Parliament by setting out recent legislative achievements and future priorities. She then presided over the second reading of the Bill on Combating Smuggling of Oil and Oil Products in Kurdistan Region.

Kurdistan Parliament honours Mulla Mustafa Barzani on 41st anniversary of his death

The Kurdistan Parliament on 1 March commemorated the 41st anniversary of the death of Kurdish leader Mulla Mustafa Barzani. Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq, Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami, Secretary Muna Kahveci, MPs of all the political parties and Parliament staff attended the commemoration.