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Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron discussed North Korea issue, Syrian crisis: White House

Washington: US president Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron have discussed various global issues, including mutual interests regarding North Korea, crisis in Syria and Iraq, the White House has said.

File image of Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron. AP

File image of Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron. AP

Trump and Macron spoke on the phone, the White House said in a statement on Friday.

"Trump spoke with President Emmanuel Macron of France to explore how to increase cooperation in addressing the ongoing crises in Syria and Iraq and countering Iranian malign influence," it said.

They also spoke about forging a political resolution in Libya and countering terror activity in the Sahel region of Africa, it added.

"They agreed that the Maduro regime in Venezuela must restore the rights of the Venezuelan people," the White House said.

" Also, they reaffirmed the importance of all sides implementing the Minsk agreements to reach a peaceful settlement in Ukraine," the White House added.

"Finally, they discussed mutual interests regarding North Korea," it said.

Published Date: Aug 05, 2017 10:07 AM | Updated Date: Aug 05, 2017 11:10 AM

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