dimanche 7 décembre 2014
KRG IS TO HAVE ITS OWN SEAT IN THE EUROPEAN UNION (EU) PARLIAMENT
Basnews | Biryar Koyi – ERBIL – 6 Dec 2014 – The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)is to have its own seat in the European Union (EU) Parliament representing the Kurdistan Region in the sessions the EU will hold regarding the issues in Middle East region. “In the past, KRG representatives in EU have often attempted to put the name of KRG in the EU Parliament,” KRG Representative to the EU, Dlawar Azhgeyi told BasNews on Thursday.He continued, “Finally, the head of the EU Parliament and Protocol Department approved a special seat for the Kurdistan Region labeled KRG.”
“Officially allocating a seat for the KRG in meetings of the European Parliament is an important step in the history of the KRG,” added Azhgeyi. In the last few months, KRG officials have accepted numerous invitations to the Parliament to discuss the current changes in the Kurdistan Region and beyond, especially after the emergence of Islamic State (IS). Many EU members have expressed their support for the Kurdistan Region by sending humanitarian aid and military equipment to Kurdistan and the Kurdish Peshmerga forces fighting IS insurgents.