Moderator: Dennis de Jong, MEP
Co referent: Harry van Bommel, Member of Dutch Parliament

 Part I: History and Context
13.00 Historical introduction of Kirkuk and the disputed territories in Iraq and the role of Europe
Prof. Kamal Mudhar Achmad, Expert on the history of Iraq

 Turkmen vision on the history and context of Kirkuk and the disputed territories in Iraq
Irfan Jamal Tawfeeq – President of the Turkmen Peoples Party

 Forced resettlement and the economic development relating to Kirkuk and the disputed territories
Fareeq Farooq Abdullah, Lawyer 

  Kirkuk and the disputed territories in the Iraqi media
Hasso O. Osman, Journalist

 Provisions and implementation of article 140
Khalid Salam Saeed, Member of the Iraqi Parliament and member of the Article 140 committee
 

14.15 Coffee and tea break

Part II: Current status of Kirkuk and the disputed territories
14.45 The role of neighbouring countries to Iraq in relation to Kirkuk and the disputed territories
Hikmat Mohammad Kareem, Expert on Kirkuk and the disputed territories

 The Kurdish perspective towards Kirkuk and the disputed territories
Dr. Mohammad Ihsan, Ex-minister foor Disputed Areas

  Future perspectives on Iraq in relation to the EU
Paul vanden Bavière, Journalist

All participants are invited to a reception afterwards.

 

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