"I state that we are progressing on these issues after Versailles meeting. The cooperation between our agencies on the ground has completely changed," Macron said.
Macron stressed that he would stick to his position on the unacceptability of chemical weapon use in Syria, and reiterated that he did not insist on the demand for the resignation of Syrian President Bashar Assad as part of the Syrian crisis settlement. The French president also mentioned humanitarian access as a key French demand on the Syrian settlement issue.
Syria has been in a state of civil war since 2011, with government forces fighting Syrian opposition groups striving to overthrow the president. Damascus is also fighting numerous extremist and terrorist groups such as the Jabhat Fatah al Sham and the Daesh, both outlawed in Russia.