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Lavrov, Iraqi Kurdistan PM discuss fight against Islamic State

June 16, 14:25 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The sides discussed the IS threat, the two countries' economic relations
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Kurdish security forces preparing to attack Islamic State extremists outside the city of Kirkuk, Iraq

Kurdish security forces preparing to attack Islamic State extremists outside the city of Kirkuk, Iraq

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MOSCOW, June 16. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Prime Minister of Iraqi Kurdistan Nechirvan Barzani discussed on Thursday the importance of countering the threat posed by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group (outlawed in Russia).

According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, the meeting was held on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).

"During the conversation the two sides exchanged views on the development of economic relations, particularly, in the oil and gas industry with a view to their further development," the ministry said.

"(They) also discussed the political situation in the region and the importance of continuing active struggle against the terrorist threat emanating from the IS," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

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