Tauzin, who is a decorated French general, known for his role in stopping the 1994 Rwandan genocide, said it's essential to destroy Daesh (Islamic State) and he's happy that Russia is working together with France, as one needs to have a big army to effectively fight the terrorists in Syria.
"Russo-French cooperation is a realistic approach in the fight against Daesh, and this thought has finally prevailed in Paris. We must also join our forces against those who support Daesh," Tauzin told Sputnik.
The international community should also make sure that in addition to Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, which were also accused of siding with Daesh behind the scenes, stopped supporting extremists, the General added.
Meanwhile, Shoigu and Le Drian agreed that Daesh is the common enemy and expressed concern over the expansion of the activities of the terrorist group in North Africa. The two defense ministers also discussed the prospects of coordinating bilateral efforts in the fight against Daesh.