Although KRG funded and managed IKMAA and GDMA, the two organizations remained separate entities until Deputy Prime Minister Imad Ahmad announced the two organizations would merge on 29 May 2012 during a commemorative ceremony at IKMAA’s Erbil headquarters.
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