Mr Putin and Mr Chirac continued their regular exchange of opinions on the Iraqi crisis. They praised the results of the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Russia, France and Germany that ended in Paris yesterday. They spoke about their countries’ approaches to the UN’s role in Iraqi settlement and the resolution of humanitarian issues in Iraq.
Mr Putin and Mr Chirac reaffirmed the need for the international community to continue its coordinated efforts in the interests of peace and security in the Middle East.
The conversation took place on France’s initiative.