May 8, 2018 / 2:50 PM / a year ago

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

LONDON, May 8 (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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