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 Speaker’s News
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.
Speaker Rewas Faiq welcomes Iraqi Parliament’s PUK MPs
Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq on 20 July welcomed a delegation of Iraqi Parliament MPs from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, headed by Dr. Jiwan Ihsan. The meeting focused on the health and economic situation in Kurdistan, and relations between Kurdistan and Baghdad.
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.
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.
Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq meets with France’s Consul General Olivier Decottignies
The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewas Faiq on 7 July welcomed France’s Consul General in Kurdistan Region, Olivier Decottignies. They discussed the political situation in Iraq, Kurdistan and the wider region, especially the risk of the re-emergence of ISIS and the Arabization of Kurdistani areas outside the KRG Administrative area, such as Kirkuk.
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.
Order of business for 29 June: Vote on extending deadline for MPs to submit legislative proposals; and extending spring session of Parliament
The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament calls MPs to a sitting on Monday 29th June 2020 at 1pm – the 5th ordinary sitting of the spring session of the second year of the Kurdistan Parliament’s fifth term.
Parliament’s Presidency condemns deadly ISIS attacks on Kakayi villages in Khanaqin
Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq and Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami in statements condemned ISIS terrorist attacks on 13 June on the Kakayi villages of Merkhas and Dara in Khanaqin. The Kakayi are a Kurdish religious minority. Parliament's Presidency called on the Iraqi security forces and the Peshmerga to coordinate to protect civilians in the areas.