October 23, 2017 / 8:48 AM / in 2 years

Russia's Lavrov says Russia committed to Iraq territorial integrity: RIA

Russia's Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks during a meeting with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) foreign ministers and their representatives as they take part in the ASEAN-US Ministerial meeting during the 50th ASEAN regional security forum in suburban Manila, Philippines August 6, 2017. REUTERS/Noel Celis/Pool/Files

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a meeting with his Iraqi counterpart that Moscow is committed to Iraq’s territorial integrity, RIA news agency reported on Monday.

Russia has economic ties with the Iraqi Kurds, who voted for independence from Iraq in late September.

Reporting by Gabrielle Tetrault-Farber; Writing by Maria Tsvetkova; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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