Lagardere Chief Executive Arnaud Lagardere met with EADS CEO Tom Enders on Monday after the media conglomerate issued a statement calling for a rethink of the planned merger between EADS and BAE Systems .

A Lagardere spokesman who confirmed the meeting had taken place declined to comment on the content, saying the discussions were confidential.

(Reporting by Leila Abboud; Editing by Christian Plumb)