ROME - French President Francois Hollande
said on Thursday the G20 summit in Mexico next week would
provide an opportunity to try to find a compromise with Russia
for a political solution in Syria.
"There has to be with Russia at the G20 the search for a
political solution ... that means a political transition,"
Hollande told a news conference after meeting Italian Prime
Minister Mario Monti in Rome.
France said on Wednesday it wanted to place an Arab-League
UN plan under the UN Chapter 7 charter, which allows
sanctions and ultimately the use of military force.