France wants U.N. Security Council meet on coronavirus in war zones

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  • Saturday, 04 Apr 2020

PARIS (Reuters) - France said on Friday that discussions were underway for the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council to convene via video link for talks on how to tackle the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in conflict zones.

"The idea of a pause (in fighting) on humanitarian grounds must clearly be discussed at the Security Council and we hope this meeting takes place so that we can move in this direction," the French presidency said in a statement.

(Reporting by Marine Pennetier; Editing by Richard Lough Sandra Maler)

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