Washington, DC - President Obama spoke today by phone with President Francois Hollande of France to discuss the status of the ongoing negotiations at the climate conference in Paris. 

President Obama and President Hollande reviewed the progress that has been made and underscored their firm commitment to work together to reach an ambitious and durable climate change agreement.  President Obama also thanked President Hollande for sending the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle to the Persian Gulf to undertake Counter-ISIL naval strike operations.