- French President Francois Hollande has his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin Tuesday called and agreed to work more closely with the military action in Syria. Hollande and Putin meet November 26 in Moscow to discuss the fight against terrorism.
Two days earlier Hollande says US President Barack Obama in Washington on the fight against the extremists of the Islamic State (IS) and on how the situation in Syria can be better.
Washington is leading a Western and Arab coalition against IS. There Netherlands also belongs. Washington also supports groups of rebels fighting against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al- Assad. Russia has late September with a huge military force locally supported the regime. It attacked both IS and other rebels in Syria.