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Kurdish MPs discuss independence referendum at Finland's parliament

Parliament Building in HelsinkiHelsinki, Sept.5.– A delegation from the Kurdistan Region’s parliament is in Finland by invitation from Finnish officials, mainly discussing the question of the independence referendum, the fight against ISIS and continued humanitarian assistance to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).

After a meeting with the Social Democratic Party (SDP) of Finland, Jaafar Iminiki, deputy speaker of Kurdistan’s parliament, spoke with a Rudaw correspondent in Helsinki.

“We found out the time was right to convey the message of the people of Kurdistan to the friends of Kurdistan,” said Iminiki, explaining the message will be conveyed across the world.

The Kurdistan Region plans to hold a vote on independence on September 25.

“The message of the people of Kurdistan for referendum is a clear and important one and we are sure that the friends of Kurdistan would respect it and we delivered that message to the president of the Finnish Social Democratic Party, who are on the opposition side,” Iminiki said ...

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