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MPs pass Law on Sale and Lease of Public Assets in Kurdistan Region

The Law sets out proper conduct and policies that the authorities must follow when selling or leasing public assets and properties, to ensure full transparency, clarity and justice in the public's interest.

Parliament confirms Dr. Kamal Abdulhamid Atroshi as KRG Minister of Natural Resources

At an extraordinary sitting of the Kurdistan Parliament on 6 January during the winter recess, MPs entrusted Dr. Kamal Abdulhamid Atroshi with the post of KRG Minister of Natural Resources, with 81 out of the 101 present members voting in favour of appointing him.

Order of Business for extraordinary sitting of 6 January 2021

The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament calls MPs to the first extraordinary sitting of the third year of the fifth term of the Kurdistan Parliament on Wednesday 6th January 2021 at 11am. The Presidency of Parliament announces the order of business of the sitting as follows:

Parliament Presidency's message for the New Year 2021

We wish the people of Kurdistan and all the people of Iraq a Happy New Year. We hope that in the New Year our region will enjoy peace and harmony, and that this year we will overcome the crises, strengthen trust between citizens and the Constitutional institutions, and protect and develop the Kurdistan Region’s Constitutional status, which is the result of the sacrifices made by the people of Kurdistan.

Parliament’s Presidency convey condolences on passing of Kaka Rash Naqshbandi

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Kaka Rash Naqshbandi, the prominent former MP of the Kurdistan Parliament from the city of Erbil.

KRG negotiating team to explain to Parliament outcome of latest talks with Iraqi Federal Government

On Monday 28 December, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s team for negotiations with the Iraqi Federal Government will explain the outcome of their latest talks with Baghdad to the Kurdistan Parliament. Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani and the other KRG officials will meet with Parliament’s Presidency, heads of the parliamentary parties and three parliament committees at 11am.

Parliament's Presidency convey best wishes for Yazidi Rojiet Ezi Feast

On this holy occasion, we hope for the safe return of kidnapped and disappeared Yazidis to their families and loved ones, and we hope for the return of Yazidi Kurds to rebuild their ancestral areas, for continued peaceful coexistence and the full restoration of their homeland and nation.

Parliament Presidency's statement on Kurdistan Flag Day

On the day that we celebrate our beloved flag of Kurdistan, we congratulate all the people of Kurdistan and the followers of the way of our flag. Our flag is a symbol of sacrifice and everlasting prosperity. To keep our flag flying high we must not be discouraged by any sacrifice.

Secretary Kahveci welcomes German military delegation in Iraq

Kurdistan Parliament Secretary Muna Kahveci on 8 December welcomed Christof Neumann, adviser to the German forces' command in Iraq. They discussed the status and rights of the ethnic and religious communities in Kurdistan Region.

Parliament holds first reading of bills on education and private universities; discusses salaries problem

Parliament on 30 November held the first readings of the Bill on Education and Study, and of the first amendments to the Law on Private Universities. MPs called for discussion about the public salaries crisis, and the majority voted to hold a separate sitting on the issue in the presence of the KRG’s negotiating team for the outstanding issues with Baghdad.