November 11, 2016 / 3:54 PM / 3 years ago

Hollande and Trump agreed to 'clarify' key issues including Middle East: source

French President Francois Hollande walks to deliver a statement on U.S. election results at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Yoan Valat/Pool

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande and U.S President-elect Donald Trump had a phone conversation on Friday in which they agreed to clarify positions on key issues such as the Middle East and Ukraine, said a source in Hollande’s camp.

The source told Reuters that the phone conversation lasted between seven and eight minutes and took place in “good conditions”.

“They agreed to work together on a number of key issues in order to clarify positions - the ‘war on terror’, Ukraine, Syria, Iran’s nuclear deal and the Paris climate change agreement,” said the source.

Reporting by Elizabeth Pineau; Writing by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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