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 Kurdistan Region-Iraq News in brief

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Kurdistan Region-Iraq News in brief  23.10.2008

October 23, 2008 -  Sulaimaniyah, Erbil-Hewler, Duhok, Kirkuk, Kurdistan Region 'Iraq'

Sulaimaniyah... Iraq’s students deny violence against the Christians

On Wednesday, hundreds of the participant students in the 3rd future conference which is held by the Solidarity Organization, demonstrated against the displacement and threatens against the Christians and the Ezdies in Mosul.

The demonstrators carried slogans in both Kurdish and Arabic asking to put an end to the interferences of the neighbouring countries in the Iraqi affairs. They also demanded to improve the educational conditions in the Iraqi universities and institutes.

The demonstration started from the University of Sulaimani and headed to the headquarters of the Sulaimani Governorate. The demonstrators met the governor Dana Ahmed Majeed and delivered him a memorandum included their demands among them:

* Putting an end to the displacement by force.
* The full commitment to the constitution.
*Paying more attention to woman.
*Achieving the full sovereignty of Iraq.
*Demanding the neighbouring countries to respect Iraq’s sovereignty and tightening security on their borders with Iraq.
*Respecting the university campus and the necessity of education independence.
* The necessity to change the curriculum.

Holding the last festival for Korean-Kurdish friendship

The Korean military division of al-Zaytun held the last festival of Korean-Kurdish friendship yesterday in its training center under the motto of “the four years we spent together, our goals were achieved and we became friends”. The festival aimed to strengthen the relations between Kurdistan region and South Korea.

The festival was attended by a number of officials from Kurdistan region, Korean ambassador in Iraq, commandeer of al-Zaytun division, operations commander of the Korean forces in Kurdistan, students that are participating in the last training course of the division.

At the beginning of the festival, soldiers from al-Zaytun division performed some artistic activities, like dances from the Korean folklore and Taekwondo movements.

Later, Korean and Kurdish songs were presented in the festival, fashion show for the Korean and Kurdish dresses, principles of Korean marriage, playing a piece of Samonawry music and playing a movie that shows the similarity between Kurdistan Region and South Korea.

Delegation from Kurdistan takes part in Mersin Home 2008 Fair

A source in Sulaimaniyah Chamber of Trade and Industry said that a trade delegation from Kurdistan headed to Turkey in order to participate in an international trade Fair to be held in the Turkish city of Mersin.

MERSIN HOME 2008 is Turkey's leading Furniture, Home Textile & Consumer Goods Fair held from October 11 and until October 25. However, the same source pointed out that this is the first time in which a delegation from Kurdistan region participates in the previously mentioned Exhibition.

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