Prime Minister Barzani meets Russian President Putin
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) “ Kurdistan
Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met Russian President Vladimir
Putin on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic
Forum. President Putin valued the development of ties between the two sides, particularly in the economic field. Noting that terrorism has become a global issue, President Putin praised the Kurdistan Region for the way it has been conducting the fight against the Islamic State terrorist group, ISIS. Regarding cooperation in the field of energy, President Putin said that he supports the agreements signed between the Kurdistan Regional Government and the Russian oil companies.