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 Kurdistan Region-Iraq News in brief

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Kurdistan Region-Iraq News in brief  29.10.2008

October 29, 2008 -  Sulaimaniyah, Erbil-Hewler, Duhok, Kirkuk, Kurdistan Region 'Iraq'

British trade delegation in Kurdistan soon

Sulaimaniyah: A delegation comprising representatives of a group of British companies will arrive in Iraq’s Kurdistan region in late November in an attempt to develop trade relations with their counterparts in the region, a local official said on Wednesday.

“The visit is the first of its kind by British companies’ representatives to the region,” the deputy chairman of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Sulaimaniyah, Sirwan Mohammed Mahmoud, told VOI.

The delegation, which includes 18 representatives of companies working in the fields of construction, foodstuffs, electronics, and others, is expected to meet with state officials and businessmen form Erbil and Sulaimaniyah, Mahmoud noted.

Kurdish town prepares for mourning Saddam regime’s victims

Sulaimaniyah: A local official of a Kurdish town on Tuesday announced preparations were underway for the transfer ceremonies of corpses killed in the 1980’s by the former regime of Saddam Hussein.

“Kallar local authorities in coordination with the Ministry of Martyrs and Anfal Campaign Victims allocated a 100 donums plot as cemetery in Razgari area of Kallar district, 140 km south-west of Sulaimaniyah,” a local official told VOI.

The victims were arrested by the former regime of Saddam Hussein in the 1980s. They were executed and buried in a mass grave in Najaf.

A symbolic monument and an art exhibition commemorating the victims would be carried out in a project implemented by Kurdistan’s regional Ministry of Human Rights.

Anfal was an anti-Kurdish campaign led by the former regime between 1986 and 1989 and involved a series of military campaigns against the Kurdish Peshmerga fighters as well as the mostly Kurdish civilian population of southern Kurdistan.

Independent sources estimate there were more than 182,000 deaths in the campaign, in which chemical weapons were used.

3 Kurdish players participate in World Bodybuilding Championship in Bahrain

Three of Kurdistan Bodybuilding champions will participate within the Iraqi team in the World Body Building Championship which will be held in Bahrain from November 2 to 7 at the Bahrain International Exhibition Centre.

The Iraqi team players are: Sardar Ismail 85kg and Ahmed Majeed above 100kg from Erbil, Najim al-Den Abdullah 65kg from Sulaimani, Firas Jirjees 90kg and Sultan Attiya 60kg from Baghdad.

In a statement to PUKmedia website, Sardar Ismail said that they are ready for this champion and Asia champion as well. He added that he is optimistic and hopes to achieve a good result that fits Iraq’s reputation in this game.

Iranian delegation arrives in Sulaimani on commercial agreements

Kermanshah governor Ghafor Majeedi and a high Iranian delegation arrived in Sulaimaniyah Wednesday. Majeedi and the delegation were received by the Governor of Sulaimani Dana Ahmed Majeed at the province headquarter.

The visit came as a response to an invitation by Mr. Majeed in order to enhance the relations between Kermanshah and Sulaimaniyah .

“Ways of consolidating the commercial ties will be discussed. It’s decided to sign a number of agreements regarding that issue”, Dana Ahmed Majeed said in a press statement.

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