Assessing the Future of the Kurdistan Regional Government
HE Qubad Talabani, Deputy Prime Minister, Kurdistan Regional Government
Chair: Mina Al Oraibi, Senior Fellow, Institute for State Effectiveness
Over 55,000 displaced families from Mosul have taken refuge in the Kurdistan region since a military offensive to drive ISIS militants out of the city was launched on 17 October.
HE Qubad Talabani, the deputy prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government will respond to the effects of this demographic change within Iraqi Kurdistan and outline both the Kurdish and international role in Mosul. He will also discuss the Kurdistan-Baghdad relationship, the international support for Peshmerga forces and his hopes for the future stabilization of Mosul.
Mr Talabani will then go on to discuss broader issues facing the Kurdistan regional government, such as economic reform in Kurdistan and the future of the Kurdistan region.