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Jaafari to visit Moscow to discuss Erbil-Baghdad crisis , oil projects

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Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari will meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on Monday to discuss Erbil-Baghdad crisis, Reuters quoted Russia’s foreign ministry as saying in a statement.

Moscow is for constructive dialogue between Baghdad and Kurdistan, the ministry added.

During al-Jaafari’s visit to Moscow on, the minister will also take part in the meeting of Iraqi-Russian intergovernmental commission with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Rogozin.

They plan to discuss projects of Russian oil and gas companies in Iraq during the meeting, the statement said.

Iraqi oil minister Jabar al-Luaibi said earlier on Saturday he had sought clarification from Russia’s biggest oil company Rosneft about contracts it signed with Kurdistan.

Rosneft “assured that the contracts are preliminary and not ready for implementation,” the minister said in Baghdad. 

Rosneft agreed on Thursday to take control of Iraqi Kurdistan’s main oil pipeline, boosting its investment in the region. 
Last Modified: Sunday، 22 October 2017 11:50 AM