Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq on 3 November 2022 welcomed a European Parliament delegation led by MEPs Andreas Schieder and Francois Alfonsi.
Speaker Faiq gave Mr. Schieder, Mr. Alfonsi and their delegation an overview of the struggle and sacrifices of the people of Kurdistan for freedom, human rights and democracy, and Kurdistan’s strong culture of peaceful coexistence between different ethnic and religious communities.
The Speaker also briefed the MEPs on Kurdistan Parliament’s history, parties, the 11 reserved seats for Kurdistan’ components, and the 30 percent minimum quota of women MPs.
The MEPs and Speaker Faiq discussed the current situation in the Kurdistan Region and Parliament, and climate change and global environmental issues. Dr. Faiq highlighted Kurdistan Region’s laws on conserving water resources and on protecting the environment and archaeological heritage.
The Speaker showed the guests the plenary chamber of Parliament.