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 Kurdistan Region-Iraq News in brief

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Kurdistan Region-Iraq News in brief  29.10.2009   

October 29, 2009 -  Sulaimaniyah, Erbil-Hewler, Duhok, Kirkuk, Kurdistan Region 'Iraq'

Fraction asks to strip parliamentary immunity from a Change bloc MP

During Kurdistan Region Parliament’s Wednesday session on October 28, the Kurdistani Fraction presented the Presidency of Parliament a request to strip MP Abdulla Mala Ali from Change bloc of his immunity so that he has given a baseless charge to one of the sixth KRG cabinet ministers, Aso Karim, Spokesman of the Kurdistani Fraction in an exclusive statement told PUKmedia.

Iraqi Army's 12th Division asks Peshmerga forces to evacuate Daquq area

Last night on October 27/28, the Iraqi Army's 12th Division in Daquq district its surrounding villages called on the Peshmerga forces to quickly evacuate their areas, Dr. Amir Khwakaram Chief of the council of Daquq district in an exclusive statement told PUKmedia regarding this.

Turkish foreign minister to visit Kurdistan Region on Friday

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and his accompanied delegation will pay an official visit to Iraqi Kurdistan Region, which is the first visit of a Turkish minister to the region, on Friday October 30, 2009. Davutoglu's visit will include talks with Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani to discuss the issue of PKK and the returning process of some PKK cadres and leaders -which are estimated of 1500 cadres and based in Kurdistan Region- to Turkey, including the brother of Abdullah Ocalan Othman Ocalan, Nidham el-Din Tash and Khidr Sari Kaya. They will also discuss the issue of opening a Turkish Consulate in Erbil City. Davutoglu will highlight Ankara's aims of the “Democratic Opening Plan" to end the conflict with the PKK elements.

Sulaimaniyah youth top readership chart, study says

Young people in Sulaimaniyah top the chart of readerships in Kurdistan and Iraq, according to a study conducted by the Ministry of Sports and Youth. According to the results of the study, only 21.2 percent of youth frequently read in Iraq and Kurdistan. The study found that in Sulaimaniyah 52.1 percent of the young people surveyed were regular readers while Erbil-Hawler readers came in the second stage, then Duhok with 18.7percent in the third stage, but Diala youths read very little and they got 9.1 percent. The survey was conducted in 20 days in all Iraqi provinces and 19,600 people between the ages of 10-30 years participated in it. Rudaw net

Kurdistan Region Exporters and Importers Union signs two memos in Ukraine

In the framework of its trade journey to the Republic of Ukraine, the delegation of Union of Kurdistan Region Importers and Exporters has signed some memoranda of understanding in addition to holding several meetings with the Ukrainian officials. The Kurdistan Region Exporters and Importers Union held separate meetings with each of the Ukrainian Zaporojie region Chamber of Commerce and Industry in which highlighting the bilateral economic ties and the developments made in this regard.

Senior delegation of Czech to visit Kurdistan Region

Headed by Vladimir Ristovski Minister of Industry, a senior delegation of Czech including deputy minister of industry, the Czech Ambassador to Baghdad, a number of businessmen and companies is expected to arrive in Kurdistan Region on Wednesday October 28 to meet the region’s top officials. A source from the Iraqi Ministry of Water Resources stated that this visit aims to closely examine the condition of Kurdistan Region and ways of working the Czech firms for further participating in the region’s economic infrastructure, the industrial field in particular.

Iranian woman invests in Kurdistan's flowers

Erbil: An Iranian businesswoman will invest in the establishment of a project focused on natural flowers, in Kurdistan Region capital, Erbil, says an official at the Kurdistan Board of Investment (KIB). “Mrs. Fariba, owner of Orchid Company, will establish the natural flowers’ plantation centre in Erbil, costing around US$ 1.5 million,” reveals Kamaran Mufti, the KIB director general of promotion, assessment and licensing projects. The project, the first of its kind in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, will grow many kinds of natural flowers for the local market and for possible export, tells Mufti said. The vital project, licensed on October 28, will be implemented within one year, according to him...Rudaw net

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