Parliament Speaker receives UNAMI delegation

3/15/2019 9:22:00 AM

On March 14, 2019 The Kurdistan Parliament Speaker, Dr. Vala Farid, welcomed a delegation from the United Nations Assistant Missions in Iraq (UNAMI) led by Laurence Liu, Senior Political Affairs Officer and Munyaradzy Motsi, the Team Leader of the Office of Political Affairs.

In a meeting, attended by Mr. Hemn Hawrami, Deputy Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament-Iraq and Mona Nabi, the Secretary of Parliament, both sides stressed on boosting bilateral relations between Kurdistan Region and the international communities and providing support to the Kurdistan Region.

The delegation congratulated the Kurdistan Parliament Presidency Board on their new task and briefed the Parliament Presidency about the work of UNAMI in Iraq and the steps taken in preparing a report on Baghdad-Erbil relations and the political situation in the Kurdistan Region which would be presented to the United Nation (UN) Secretary General, adding that the Kurdistan Region has a key role to the UN, its representation in Iraq as well as to the UN Secretary General. The UNAMI Senior Political Affairs Officer also expressed his concern for the delay in the new cabinet formation in the Kurdistan Region and hoped for the rapprochement of the views among the political parties to form a new government in the Region, he reiterated the UN’s willingness in bringing the views together and playing active roles in strengthening relations between the Kurdistan Region and Iraq.   

The Parliament Speaker, on her part, informed the delegation about the work of Kurdistan Parliament-Iraq and its roles in enacting laws and resolutions as well as the attempts made by the Parliament Presidency Board in cooperation with the different parliamentary blocs to form the parliamentary committees for the public interest, as well as for the process of forming the new cabinet in the Kurdistan Region, emphasizing the need for a joint action between all parties to improve democracy in the Kurdistan Region.

With regard to the Erbil-Baghdad relations, the Speaker of Kurdistan Parliament-Iraq stated that there is a good relation between both sides and hoped for the continuous of such relations, she called on UN to press the Iraqi Government to implement all the articles of the Iraqi Constitution.

The Deputy Speaker, Mr. Hemn Hawrami, shed light on the steps taken to form the parliamentary committees aiming at providing best services to the public by enacting laws, amending some of them and submitting new draft laws to provide best services to the people of Kurdistan Region.