French President Francois Hollande has congratulated new UK Prime Minister Theresa May on assuming her new office and urged her to quickly begin talks on the country's divorce from the EU.

In a phone call, Hollande reiterated his wish for early negotiations on Britain 's departure from the European Union.

Meanwhile, France will send more military advisors to Iraq in the fight against the Islamic State group this year.

President Francois Hollande said in a statement in Paris that French aircraft carrier will also return to the Gulf later this year.

He said, France will intensify its army's efforts to support the Iraqis as they are trying to recapture Mosul from the IS group.

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