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The Institute of Regional and International Studies (IRIS) and the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) hosted the third annual Sulaimani Forum on March 11 and 12, 2015.
زانکۆی ئەمریکی لەسلێمانی دامەزراوەیەکی ئەکادیمی قازانج نەویستەو لەساڵی 2007 بەپشتیوانی و هاوکاری مادی و مەعنەوی حکومەتی هەرێم و حکومەتی ئەمریکا و ئیتاڵیا و چەند کەسایەتیەکی سیاسی و سەرمایەگوزاری ناوخۆ و دەرەوە دروستکراوە، کۆی ئەو پارانەی وەکو هاوکاری پێشکەش بەزانکۆکە کراون، لەسەر ماڵپەڕی زانکۆکە دانراون و لەکاتی دانانی بەردی بناغەی کامپی زانکۆش ئاماژە بەزۆرێک لەو پارانە کراوە، خەڵکی کوردستانیش باش دەزانێت کە زانکۆی ئەمریکی ئێستا بۆتە ناوەندێکی گرنگ و خاوەن ناو و ناوبانگ لەئاستی ناوخۆ و دەرەوە
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