New Generation MP calls for Kurdish interpretation in Council of Representatives

New Generation Movement lawmaker Yusra Rajab (File)

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SULAIMANI — New Generation Movement MP Yusra Rajab called on Speaker of the Council of Representatives Muhammad al-Halbusi provide interpretation services for Arabic-speaking lawmakers so that Kurdish speakers can participate in debate in their own language and be understood by their colleagues.

During a session on Sunday (September 22), Rajab pointed out that Halbusi had promised the service last year, but that it was not yet available.

“I still have the same request and ask you to employ interpreters for us so that we can speak in our mother tongue,” Rajab added.

Under the constitution, Kurdish is an official language of Iraq.

(NRT Digital Media)