March 31, 2016 / 9:33 PM / in 2 years

Obama, Hollande discuss deepening counterterrorism ties

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said he discussed with French President Francois Hollande at a meeting on Thursday efforts to deepen U.S.-French cooperation on counterterrorism.

U.S. President Barack Obama greets French President Francois Hollande (R) during their meeting at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, March 31, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Obama, who met with Hollande on the sidelines of a nuclear security summit, said the two leaders also discussed the possibility of a new government being formed in Libya and how to fortify the North African country against Islamic State militants.

Reporting by Jeff Mason; Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham

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