French President Francois Hollande (Xinhua/Pool/Thanassis Stavrakis)
PARIS, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- French President Francois Hollande will meet his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama in Washington on Nov. 24, the presidential Elysee Palace says on Tuesday, adding he will also meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Nov. 26 in Moscow.
In order to form "one great coalition" facing the terrorists in Syria, the French head of state had a conversation with Putin via telephone on Tuesday to prepare his visit, calling for "coordination of efforts" to fight against Islamic State (IS).
French soldiers patrol in front of the Louvre Museum as it reopens in Paris, capital of France, Nov. 16, 2015. (Xinhua/Xu Jinquan)
"I will meet in the coming days with President Obama and President Putin to unite our forces and achieve a result that is now too long postponed," Hollande told French parliamentarian on Monday at Versailles.
Simultaneous shootings, one of which turned into a hostage taking, and explosions at restaurants, concert hall and the national stadium in Paris on the night of Nov. 13 killed at least 129 people and injured hundreds of others.
Five suicide bombers have been identified, while the main suspect Salah Abdeslam is still at large.