0111 GMT February 20, 2018
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian called his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov to discuss international developments, especially the issue of Syria, IRNA reported.
The two officials called for immediate settlement of Syrian implication according to UN Security Council 2254, Lavrov said.
He briefed his French counterpart on the results of Syrian National Dialogue Congress hosted by Russian resort city of Sochi from January 29-30.
Lavrov also appreciated Le Drian for presence of a French representative in recent Sochi talks.
They also exchanged views on the time table of the two countries’ political contacts.
Russia and France as the two members of 5+1 Group were involved in the talks leading to conclusion of the JCPOA and as the other parties to the deal, except the US, threw their full weight behind the international pact.