French Armed forces Minister Florence Parly held telephone talks with the acting head of the Pentagon Patrick Shanahan about the withdrawal of the US troops from Syria.
The head of the Department reported about it on her page on Twitter.
“The first contact with my new American colleague Patrick Shanahan took place last night. Political dialogue on the conditions of the withdrawal of the US military from Syria is necessary, we will continue it in the coming days and weeks,” Parly said.
Première prise de contact hier soir avec mon nouvel homologue américain, Patrick Shanahan. Le dialogue politique sur les modalités du retrait militaire américain de Syrie est indispensable, nous le poursuivrons dans les jours et les semaines à venir.
— Florence Parly (@florence_parly) 8 января 2019 г.
Earlier, the US President Donald Trump said that he had never talked about the imminent withdrawal of the US military from Syria.
On December 19, 2018 the US announced the beginning of the withdrawal of its troops from the Syrian territory.