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Parliament’s Presidency remembers victims of Surya village massacre on 50th anniversary

The Presidency of the Kurdistan Parliament on 16 September issued the following statement on the 50th anniversary of the massacre in Surya village in the Bahdinan area of Kurdistan: Fifty years ago in 1969, Iraq’s Ba’ath regime massacred thousands of innocent Assyrian, Chaldean, Kurdish and Muslim men, women and children in the village of Surya. The first victim of the tragedy was the priest Hana Qasha, who was executed by the Iraqi officer Abdul Karim Al-Jihayshi.

Parliament’s Presidency ask five Turkmen political parties to support key policies in national interest

Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq, Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami and Secretary Muna Kahveci on 16 September met with five Turkmen political parties and asked them to support policies that are critical to Kurdistan’s national interests.

Parliament’s Presidency holds meeting with Kurdistan Regional Judicial Council

Dr. Rewas Faiq the Speaker of Kurdistan Parliament, Hemin Hawramy the Deputy Speaker and Muna Kahveci the Secretary, and several members of Parliament’s Legislative Committee welcomed Judge Bangen, the Chair of the Judicial Council, the Deputy Chair and several of its members.

Parliament’s Presidency reaches out to Christian and Turkmen parties to build national consensus on drafting a Kurdistan Constitution

The Presidency of the Kurdistan Parliament - Speaker Rewas Faiq, Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami and Secretary Muna Kahveci - on 15 September visited several Christian and Turkmen political parties: National Union Coalition, Assyrian Syriac Chaldean Popular Council,(ASCPC), Assyrian Democratic Movement (Rafidain Party) and the Turkmen Reform Party.

Kurdistan Parliament’s Presidency visits Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani

The Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq, along with Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami and Secretary Muna Kahveci, on 15 September visited Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani.

Parliament's Presidency announces order of business for sitting on 17 September 2019

The Presidency of the Kurdistan Parliament announces the order of business for the sitting of Tuesday 17th September at 11am - the first sitting of the autumn session of the first year of the Kurdistan Parliament’s fifth term:

Kurdistan Parliament’s Presidency meet with Kurdistan Islamic Group

Kurdistan Parliament’s Presidency on 11 September visited the Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) and met with its leader Mr. Ali Bapir to discuss having a unified stance on critical issues in the national interest and on drafting a Kurdistan Constitution.

Kurdistan Parliament’s Presidency meet with Kurdistan Communist Party

Dr. Kawa Mahmoud Secretary of the Kurdistan Communist Party commended Parliament’s presidency for reaching out to all parties and said such steps are important. He said that the KCP give their full support to the Kurdistan Parliament on drafting a Constitution and agree on unifying all political forces around facing the challenges. The nation’s interests must come before party interests, he said.     

Kurdistan Parliament MPs and senior KRG officials discuss KRG's plan to participate in preparing Iraq's 2020 budget

Kurdistan Parliament MPs on 12 September were briefed by senior KRG officials on the KRG's plan to participate in preparing a draft of Iraq’s 2020 federal budget with Iraq's Ministry of Finance. They also discussed other critical issues for the Kurdistan Region. The meeting was chaired by Parliament Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami.

Kurdistan Parliament protests against Iraq Provincial Election Law to UNAMI's Director of Electoral Assistance Dr. Arian Aamir

Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami, Secretary Muna Kahveci and several MPs today met with Dr. Arian A. Aamir, UNAMI’s Director of Electoral Assistance and Principal Electoral Adviser, to protest against Iraq’s provincial election law. Deputy Speaker Hawrami said, “The Iraqi provincial elections scheduled for April 2020 will not be free and fair if this law stands. Unlike the last election, IDPs will be prevented from voting outside their provinces.”