May 9, 2018 / 12:20 PM / 17 days ago

Russia's Putin held brief meeting with Iraqi Kurdistan PM - TASS

MOSCOW, May 9 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin held a brief meeting with the prime minister of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, Nechirvan Barzani, in Moscow on Wednesday, a Kremlin spokesman is quoted as saying by TASS news agency.

On Tuesday, a Kurdistan regional government official said that Barzani would travel to Moscow at the request of Rosneft chief Igor Sechin.

Rosneft is a major investor in Iraqi Kurdistan and controls its oil pipelines. The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment. (Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin Editing by Alison Williams)

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