France's Hollande to meet Rouhani in New York

22nd September 2014, Comments 0 comments

French President Francois Hollande will take the opportunity of the gathering of world leaders in New York for the UN General Assembly to meet his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, his office said Monday.

French officials said the pair were expected to meet on Tuesday and address the crisis in Iraq, where France has just carried out its first air strikes against Islamic State jihadists.

The two leaders will also discuss Iran's nuclear program, a source in Hollande's office told AFP.

The French president will also meet on Tuesday with Egypt's Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Chinese vice premier Zhang Gaoli, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

On Wednesday, Hollande will sit down with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam and Bolivian President Evo Morales.

© 2014 AFP

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