Lavrov to meet PM Barzani during St. Petersburg Economic Forum: Ministry
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) – Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani will participate in the annual international economic forum in St. Petersburg held on June 1-3.
During a press briefing on Thursday, the spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova stated that the Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov is expected to meet Barzani during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) when responding to a question by Kurdistan24 Correspondent Khoshawi Mohammed in Moscow.
Zakharova mentioned the Ministry will reveal more details regarding the exact date and topics to be discussed at the meeting next week.
In SPIEF 2016, Barzani also participated in the forum and met with Lavrov to discuss economic ties, namely in the oil and gas sectors, as well as collaborating against threats of terrorism.
Over 12,000 people are expected to take part in the SPIEF 2017 event, according to St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko.
The Governor also noted that more than 39 ministers from 26 different countries had expressed their desire to participate in the event.
Editing by G.H. Renaud