By John Lee.

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has agreed that it will update and fully implement legislation on intellectual property, protecting the Kurdistan Region’s entrepreneurs, academics and businesses from infringement.

A legal committee will also be established to review new draft legislation for approval in this session of the Kurdistan Parliament.

(Source: KRG)

Iraq is not discussing the purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defense system, Iraq’s ambassador to Russia has told Rudaw, following rumors Baghdad is in the market for such a system to counter recent Israeli airstrikes on Iraqi territory.

There haven’t been and there aren’t any discussions or consultations between the Iraqi government and the Russian government concerning the acquisition of S-400 weapons,” the Iraqi ambassador said.

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(Source: Rudaw)

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By John Lee.

Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim received a copy of the credentials of the Dutch Ambassador to Baghdad Mr. Eric Strating.

The bilateral relations between Baghdad and The Hague were discussed, as well as methods for enhancing fruitful bilateral cooperation in various fields, in addition to cooperation and coordination in international forums to meet the aspirations of the two people.

Minister Alhakim stressed Baghdad’s aspiration to develop cooperation with the Netherlands in economic fields, especially infrastructure and and energy and expressed the readiness of the Foreign Ministry to provide everything possible for the success of the Dutch mission in Baghdad in the framework of the development of bilateral relations.

(Source: Iraqi Foreign Ministry)