Sign In / Up

Add contribution as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Comment as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Login

Not a member Register   Forgot Password
or connect using
 

Email

 

Rudaw

Kurdistan

PM Barzani to meet with Putin

By Rudaw 31/5/2017
-
-
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin at an international economic forum in St. Petersburg. 

In their meeting, they will discuss economic and business relations as well as the fight against terror, Putin’s assistant Yuri Ushakov announced.

A Kurdish delegation headed by the prime minister expects to sign major oil and gas deals while attending the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

The KRG is attending the forum with information of its oil fields and blocks that are open for investment and will be seeking to increase business with Russian companies. 

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has agreements with two Russian companies, Gazprom and Russneft, who are expected to become more active in Kurdistan’s oil sector, reported Rudaw’s Omer Murady who is also covering the forum. 

Barzani, accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani and Minister of Natural Resources Ashti Hawrami, arrived in St. Petersburg on Wednesday. 

The delegation is also expected to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on the sidelines of the forum. 

There are 130 states and 12 thousand people participating in the three-day international economic forum that begins on Thursday. 
 
The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, held since 1997, is an annual meeting of politicians, economists and business leaders.  In 2016, 356 documents were signed worth billions of dollars. 

Comments

 
FAUthman | 31/5/2017
Now that is the kind of good news we would want to hear!
Muraz Adzhoev | 31/5/2017
This is actually a very serious and obvious sign of Russia's readiness to recognize and support the right of the people of Southern Kurdistan to self-determined soveteignly independent statehood. Russia takes into account also the situation in Syria and in Western Kurdistan in particular. It is very much possible already that US and Russia are willing to coordinate their military and political efforts in fighting against terrorism, in deescalating the conflicts, in solving catastrophic humanitarian problems in Syria and the whole Middle East. The issue on reintegration of Kurdistan-Roj region with independent democratic and secular Southern Kurdistan most likely will be discussed in the near future between all interested world and regional capital cities, certainly including Erbil.

Be Part of Your Rudaw!

Share your stories, photos and videos with Rudaw, and quite possibly the world.

What You Say

guest worker | 8/22/2017 7:58:00 PM
We know the Iraqi forces/militias have completely surrounded Tel Afar, so why are ISIS terrorists escaping in droves? and for some odd reason only...
Kurdish security detain alleged foreign ISIS militants fleeing Tal Afar
| 16 hours ago | (1)
dontbeidiot | 8/22/2017 4:01:19 PM
@Kurdo what a stupid comment. Alcohol is not outlawed in Kurdistan, there are liquor stores and bars in every town. This is a good decision. Energy...
Rekan | 8/22/2017 7:00:31 PM
First of all. The energy drink which is not allowed to be sold or distributed is only the one on the picture. All other energy drinks are totally ok...
Kurdistan bans Tiger energy drink
| yesterday at 09:00 | (7)
duroi | 8/22/2017 6:35:19 PM
We know the outcome of misguided support of US policymakers for Maliki regime, undermining the democratic principles of new Iraq and violation of...
Muraz Adzhoev | 8/22/2017 6:58:08 PM
Yes, if there is an appropriate resolution of the UN Securuty Council, providing the greater guarantee for reintegration and sovereign independence...
Barzani to Mattis: Referendum will go ahead if 'stronger alternative’ not offered
| 15 hours ago | (2)
KurdishGuy | 8/22/2017 11:56:56 AM
Congrats, and best wishes. Hope you win the contest.
Shilan | 8/22/2017 6:26:45 PM
May God’s blessings be always with you! Keep faith in Him and on your abilities
Kurdish woman in Erbil to compete in bodybuilding contest in Sweden
| yesterday at 01:35 | (3)

Elsewhere on Rudaw

Kurdish Peshmerga lure and kill 3 ISIS suicide bombers 1 hour ago |

Kurdish Peshmerga lure and kill 3 ISIS suicide bombers

on Tuesday night nearby the village of Gol Ahmed more
Independent state for Iraqi Kurdistan benefits Turkey 2 hours ago |

Independent state for Iraqi Kurdistan benefits Turkey

Independent Kurdistan shall not simply be built more
0.547 seconds