Prime Minister David Cameron meets French President Francois Hollande to discuss EU Reforms and Syria….reports Asian Lite News
Mr Cameron met President Francois Hollande in Paris to secure French support for his EU reforms. He met German Chancellor Angela Merkel last week.
The French government is said to be concerned about UK calls for protection for non-eurozone countries, but No 10 said the French had shown “willingness” to find a solution.
As part of his diplomatic push, Mr Cameron will discuss the renegotiation with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Tuesday, as well as senior MEPs.
He had been due to meet the heads of all of the European Parliament’s political groups, but will now address just a select group of leaders.
“The Prime Minister and President Hollande had constructive discussions on both the UK renegotiation and Syria in Paris,” No 10 spokesperson said. ” They agreed that we are making good progress on the UK renegotiation and that the draft text from the European Council provides a firm basis to reach agreement at this week’s summit.
“On Syria, both expressed grave concern at the current situation and the actions of Russia in particular. They agreed on the importance of the proposed ceasefire and getting all parties back round the negotiating table. In this context, they agreed that the UK and France should engage further with international partners in the coming days to support this.”