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    According to Russian Foreign Ministry, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and French Ambassador to discussed on Monday possible ways to cooperate in the fight against the Daesh jihadist group.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov and French Ambassador to Russia Jean-Maurice Ripert discussed on Monday possible ways to cooperate in the fight against the Daesh jihadist group, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

    "During the meeting, particular emphasis was put on the prospects of Russian-French cooperation in countering terrorist threats in the context of Daesh and curbing the financing of terrorist activities," the statement reads.

    The diplomats also touched upon terrorist threats in a number of European and Asian regions.

    Daesh, outlawed in a number of countries worldwide, including Russia, controls large territories in Syria and Iraq, spreading its influence to North Africa and other regions.

    France is part of the US-led coalition that has been carrying out a campaign against Daesh in Syria and Iraq since 2014. Last week, Russia finished its separate 5.5-month aerial campaign in Syria, conducted at the request of Syrian President Bashar Assad.


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