The head of Ministry of Russia held a meeting with the Minister of oil of Iraq

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Minister of energy of Russia Alexander Novak on the sidelines of the international forum «Russian energy week» met with the Minister of oil of Iraq Jabbar Ali Husayn al-Luaibi, reported on the website of the Ministry of energy.

The Russian Minister noted that cooperation in the oil and gas sector is one of priority directions of cooperation of Russia and Iraq, also successfully operates the mechanism of the interagency working group on cooperation in the field of energy.

«We commend the performance of the group and look forward to the successful continuation of its work», — said the head of Ministry.

According to Novak, with the participation of Russian oil companies in Iraq is the development of one of the largest deposits in the world «West Qurna – 2», its reserves are about 13 billion barrels. Also to strengthen dialogue in the energy sector promotes cooperation between OPEC.

«Russia is interested that proved its effectiveness of the joint Ministerial monitoring Committee continued its work. Ready to discuss the extension of its functionality in terms of exchange of information on the state of the oil markets,» added Novak.

Russian energy week (REN) takes place in Moscow from 3 to 6 October. MIA «Russia today» is an information partner of the event.

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