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Deputy Speaker Dr. Hemin Hawrami welcomes Dr. Ewa Ernst-Dziedzic, Deputy Chair of Austrian Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee

Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Dr. Hemin Hawrami on 5 July 2022 welcomed Dr. Ewa Ernst-Dziedzic, Deputy Chair of the Austrian Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, and the spokesperson for foreign affairs of the Austrian Parliament’s Green Group. They discussed the security and other challenges facing the Kurdistan Region, and strengthening parliamentary relations.

Deputy Speaker Hawrami gave an overview of the Kurdistan Parliament’s seats, committees, parties and reserved seats for ethnic and religious components.

Dr. Hawrami and Dr. Ernst-Dziedzic discussed the security and environmental situation in Kurdistan Region, Iraq and the broader region, and the ongoing threat from ISIS terrorists.

The Deputy Speaker said that the engagement and presence of Kurdistan’s international friends is essential, not only to prevent the full reemergence of ISIS, but also to assist with programs for good governance, transitional justice, economic diversification, and humanitarian aid to IDPs and Syrian refugees.

Deputy Speaker Hawrami and Dr. Ernst-Dziedzic also discussed developing parliamentary relations and strengthening bilateral ties in different areas.