Middle East News
Iraqi Kurdistan parliament to hold first session of new season
Sep 1, 2010, 15:53 GMT
Erbil, Iraq - Iraq's Kurdistan parliament will begin its autumn session next week, the Kurdistan News Agency reported on Wednesday.
The body is the parliament of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq, which governs the northern semi-autonomous Kurdish territory.
The parliament, which holds two sessions each year, has been on a break since June.
In a related development, Kurdish officials said Jordan would open a diplomatic delegation in the Kurdistan region by 2011, the news agency reported.
The announcement came after a visit by a Jordanian diplomatic delegation to the largely Kurdish city of Erbil.
Many Kurds hope to see a fully independent Kurdistan in the future, but other ethnic groups would like the territory to remain part of Iraq.