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Syria/telephone conversation between M. François Hollande, President of the Republic, and the German, British and American leaders

Published on February 26, 2016
Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

Paris, February 23, 2016

The French President, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron and President Barack Obama had a conversation about the situation in Syria.

They expressed the wish that the agreement on the cessation of hostilities could come into force as soon as possible and said they would be very vigilant about compliance with the commitments made on 11 February by the International Syria Support Group, particularly to end strikes by Russia and the Syrian regime on moderate opposition groups and civilians.

They emphasized the urgent need to take every necessary measure to end the humanitarian crisis, particularly in Aleppo.

The four heads of state and government stressed the need for full cooperation by the regime and its supporters in implementing humanitarian assistance measures, and they called for discussions to begin quickly on a genuine political transition, according to the terms set out by Resolution 2254 and under the UN’s aegis./.

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