Hollande, Trump vow to work together to clarify positions “on key issues”:report

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PARIS,  (Xinhua) — French President Francois Hollande held phone talks with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Friday during which they vowed to work together to clarify positions on key issues, mainly security, the Syria war and the Paris agreement, according to local media report.

Hollande and Trump “agreed to work together on a number of key issues in order to clarify positions: the war against terrorism, Ukraine, Syria, Iran’s nuclear deal and the Paris climate change agreement,” AFP reported, citing source close to the Elysee.

At the phone conversation which lasted between seven and eight minutes, they also “recalled the history and values that the two countries have in common and the friendship between France and the United States,” it added.

The phone talks took place in “good condition,” according to the report.

Earlier on Friday, the French president called on Trump to clarify his stances.

“My duty is to make sure we have the best possible relations with the United States, but a relation that is based on frankness and clarity,” Hollande told France 2 TV.

“The campaign is not always an opportunity for a candidate to make himself quickly understood … We need to talk,” he added.

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