The French foreign minister believes that such a conference should determine the role of Iraq in the region.
According to Mr. de Villepin, Russia and France share a common aspiration to begin the political process that could resolve the situation in Iraq.
The foreign minister noted that the foundation for this process had been lain in UN Resolution 1511 and in an agreement between coalition forces and the provisional ruling council of Iraq.
In addition, Mr. de Villepin noted that it is of the essence to take into account the issues of a security structure, the war on terrorism and the dissemination of weapons of mass destruction.
Mr. de Villepin said that France is ready to increase its participation in the security forces in Iraq, but only after June 30, the date on which the Iraqi sovereign leadership is to be elected.