MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The French military chief is currently on a visit to Moscow to discuss joint fight against Islamic State (Daesh in Arabic).
"I think it is time to join our efforts in fight against Daesh, Nusra Front, against terrorism…We have a common goal," de Villiers said during talks with Chief of Russian General Staff Gen. Valery Gerasimov.
Meanwhile, France is part of the US-led coalition of over 60 countries that has been conducting airstrikes on Daesh positions in Syria and Iraq since 2014.
In the wake of the November 13 terrorists attacks in Paris, which were carried out by the Islamic State militants and claimed the lives of 130 people, French President Francois Hollande pledged to do his utmost to counter terrorism, particularly Daesh, both domestically and globally.
In the wake of the attacks, France also moved to coordinate its airstrikes with Moscow.