John Kerry

John Kerry Meets French Foreign Minister

Discussed Mali and Syria


U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met his French counterpart today to discuss Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's war against rebel forces and unrest in Mali.

Kerry, who arrived in Paris last night, held breakfast talks with Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on international efforts "to bring an end to the Assad regime's brutal campaign against the Syrian people" and "to restore democracy in Mali," according to Jen Psaki, a State Department spokeswoman.