MOSCOW, December 3. /TASS/. Coordination of struggle with the Islamic State terrorist grouping (outlawed in Russia) was discussed in the course of a telephone conversation on Wednesday by the Chief of Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Gen Valery Gerassimov, and the Chief of Staff of the French Armed Forces, Gen Pierre de Villier, the Russian Defence Ministry’s information department said in a report.
The conversation was held at the initiative on the French side.
In the course of the conversation, the sides exchanged opinions on the prospects for collaboration in the struggle with the Islamic State in Syria. The sides agreed to continue contacts.