Barzani, Masoud - from Iraq
Country of meeting: Davos in the year 2013
Kurdish politician. President of Iraqi Kurdistan (2005-2017). He is also leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) since 1979. President of the Governing Council of Iraq (1 April 2004 – 30 April 2004).
A major result of Saddam Hussein's defeat in the Gulf War (1991) and Operation Provide Comfort was the ultimate establishment of Kurdish control over their traditional homeland in northern Iraq, known as Iraqi Kurdistan and "South Kurdistan". Just a few months after the creation of the autonomous zone, free elections (a first in Iraq) were held in 1992. The two main Kurdish parties, namely Barzani's KDP and the Jalal Talabani-led Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK).
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