October 23, 2017 / 8:48 AM / 10 months ago

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

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'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

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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