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Iraq: Christianity

Volume 486: debated on Monday 19 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if the Government will urge the Kurdistan Democratic Party to ensure the return of all Christian-owned land and houses misappropriated by the Kurds. (246819)

There are currently internal Iraqi processes under way to resolve Iraq’s disputed internal boundaries, with technical support provided by the United Nations, which we monitor closely.

As I said in the Westminster Hall Adjournment debate on the Christians of Iraq on 16 December 2008, Official Report, column 44WH, I hope to discuss how land and property disputes can best be resolved in the border areas between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the rest of Iraq with ministerial interlocutors from the Government of Iraq and the KRG, at the next appropriate opportunity.