International meeting on Iraq and Syria in Paris June 2: France
The last such summit was held in Paris in September and saw representatives from around 30 countries
An international meeting on the conflicts in Iraq and Syria will take place in Paris on June 2, French government spokesman Stephane Le Foll said Wednesday.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius announced at a cabinet meeting “that there would be a meeting in Paris on the whole situation in Syria and Iraq,” Le Foll said, adding that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry would attend.
The last such summit was held in Paris in September and saw representatives from around 30 countries and international organizations meet to come up with a strategy to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group which has seized large parts of Iraq and Syria.
The nations discussed what roles each would play in the U.S.-led coalition which has struggled to stop the militants’ advance despite pounding ISIS targets for months.
More than 60 countries eventually joined the coalition, a dozen of which are taking part in air strikes on ISIS positions.
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