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Parliament passes Law on Management and Conservation of Water; Health Committee tasked with compiling MPs’ recommendations to Government on healthcare

The Kurdistan Parliament on 5 June 2022, presided over by Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq, passed the Law on Management and Conservation of Water. Parliament also heard the Health Committee’s report on substandard, expired and smuggled medicines and put questions to the KRG Minister of Health.

Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq welcomes Italy's Deputy Foreign Minister Marina Sereni

Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq and Italy’s Deputy Foreign Minister Marina Sereni on 4 June 2022 discussed political developments, the next Kurdistan Parliament election, civil liberties and the rights of women and ethnic and religious communities.

Order of Business for sitting of 2nd June 2022

The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewaz Faiq calls MPs to a sitting on Thursday 2nd June 2022 at 12 noon, the third ordinary sitting of the spring session of the fourth year of the fifth term of Parliament. The Presidency of Parliament announces the order of business of the sitting as follows:

Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq welcomes European Parliament's Defence and Security Subcommittee

Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq on 25 May 2022 welcomed members of the European Parliament’s Security and Defence Subcommittee, led by the chair Ms. Nathalie Loiseau. They discussed the political and security situation in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq.

Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq congratulates Turkmen Reform Party on their 17th anniversary

I hope that this anniversary will bring a strengthening of relations between all the political movements and parties, and all the religious and ethnic communities of Kurdistan.

Parliament's Presidency hold meeting with heads of parliamentary parties

Kurdistan Parliament’s Presidency, led by Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq, on 25 May 2022 held a meeting with the heads of the parliamentary parties to discuss resuming Parliament’s sittings in order to work on bills and debate important issues of the day.

Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq conveys best wishes to Kurdistan Teachers Union on 60th anniversary

We in the Kurdistan Parliament fully support your union’s democratic and civil-society efforts to be of greater service to Kurdistan's teachers and to help them earn a better livelihood that properly repays their efforts and sacrifices.

Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq welcomes Czech Republic’s new Consul General Mr. Karel Kortanek

Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq on 11 May 2022 welcomed Mr. Karel Kortanek, the Czech Republic’s new General Consul in Kurdistan Region. They discussed the latest political developments in Kurdistan and Iraq, and the challenges to holding the next Kurdistan Parliament election.

Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq welcomes UK Consul General Mr. David Hunt

Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq on 11 May 2022 welcomed the UK’s Consul General in Kurdistan Region, Mr. David Hunt. They discussed the challenges to the political parties reaching an agreement on the next Kurdistan Parliament election.

Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq conveys best wishes on Kurdish Journalism Day

I reaffirm my support for freedom of the press and for responsible, courageous, journalists who convey the truth. On this anniversary, I hope for the development of press freedom and adherence to the principles of democracy and human rights.