French and Iraqi leaders agree on need for progress on political transition in Syria
Fight against terrorism/Iraq/Daesh/Syria/meeting between M. François Hollande, President of the Republic, and his Iraqi counterpart – Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic
Paris, 2 December 2015
The French President had a meeting [in Paris] today with Mr Fuad Masum, President of Iraq. He thanked him for taking part in the launch of COP21.
The two heads of state noted the progress made against Daesh [so-called ISIL] in Iraq and signalled their determination to step up further the joint battle against jihadist terrorism. The President highlighted France’s resolve in supporting the reform efforts begun by the Iraqi authorities.
The two heads of state agreed on the urgent need to make headway on a genuine political transition approved by everyone in Syria./.