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. He expressed his support for
further strengthening these relations.
Prime Minister Barzani expressed his appreciation for the warm
reception and his pleasure to further developing the relations between
Russia and the Kurdistan Region.
He reiterated his governmentâ€™s support
for Russian companies wishing to invest in various fields in the
He also thanked Russian President for his
countryâ€™s support in the war against