May 8, 2018 / 3:03 PM / a year ago

Iraqi Kurdistan PM in Moscow for talks on May 9 - Kurdistan regional government official

FILE PHOTO: Kurdish region's Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani speaks during a news conference in Erbil, Iraq November 20, 2017. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari /File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - The prime minister of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region will hold high-level talks in Moscow on Wednesday with Russian officials, a Kurdistan regional government official said on Tuesday.

Nechirvan Barzani will travel to Moscow at the request of Rosneft chief Igor Sechin, the official said.

Rosneft is a major investor in Iraqi Kurdistan and controls its oil pipelines.

Reporting by Dmitry Zhdannikov; Editing by Gareth Jones

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