France's Hollande says to meet Iranian president next week

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Posted: Sep 19, 2013 4:48 PM
France's Hollande says to meet Iranian president next week

BAMAKO (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday he had accepted an invitation to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly next week.

"There is a plan to meet with the Iranian president at his request," Hollande told reporters before leaving Bamako, where he was attending a ceremony to mark the swearing-in of Mali's new president.

(Reporting Eliabeth Pineau, writing by John Irish; Editing by Janet Lawrence)