President Obama on Tuesday said he would press Europe to finalize an agreement that would help airlines share information about how terrorists are traveling, in a bid to shut down the ability of the Islamic State to export terrorist acts around the world.

Obama's press comes after a White House meeting with French President Francois Hollande, less than two weeks after Islamic State attacks killed 130 in Paris.

"They need to ramp up additional efforts to prevent the flow of foreign terrorist fighters," Obama said of European nations.

"As part of that, I'm calling on the European Union to finally implement the agreement that's been long in the works that would require airlines to share passenger information, so we can do more to stop foreign terrorist fighters from entering our countries undetected," he said.

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