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Kurdistan PM meets Russia's Lavrov to boost bilateral ties

Nechirvan Barzani and Sergei Lavrov
Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani on Thursday discussed with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov means to bolster bilateral relations.

Barzani arrived in Moscow on top of a Kurdish delegation to participate in the 2016 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Following the forum, Barzani met Lavrov to discuss the bilateral ties.

During the meeting, Barzani stressed the Russian military support to the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the fight against ISIS as well as the Russian oil companies operating in Kurdistan.

He expressed hopes Moscow would increase its support to Kurdistan region in  political, economic, cultural and agricultural fields.