Hoshyar Zebari

Speaker:
Hoshyar Zebari Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Iraq
Presider:
Jami Miscik President, Kissinger Associates, Inc.; Member, Board of Directors, Council on Foreign Relations
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