France | In Crisis with the USA
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Published on 20/09/2021 at 11:15

President Joe Biden has called for talks with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, following the cancellation of an order for French submarines from Australia and so, a telephone conversation will take place in the coming days, the government said today.

On the part of Emmanuel Macron, he will make “a request for clarification”, Atal pointed out, in his statements on the television network BFMTV. France considers itself in crisis with the United States and Australia after Canberra canceled the multi-billion euro contract for the supply of French submarines, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in an interview with France 2.

The head of French diplomacy spoke of a serious crisis caused by the torpedoing of this agreement, denouncing the lies, duplicity and spoke of a serious breach of trust and contempt on the part of France’s allies.

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The Minister also considered that this development will have an impact on the definition of NATO’s new strategic vision, without even going so far as to talk about France’s withdrawal from the North Atlantic Treaty.

When asked about the recall of the French ambassadors from Washington and Canberra, Le Drian justified the decision by saying that there is a serious crisis between them. 

Meanwhile, the French Foreign Minister agreed with his Indian counterpart that the two countries should cooperate in a program to promote a truly multilateral international order, the French Foreign Ministry announced last night.

Jean-Yves Le Drian and Subrahmanian Jaisankar also agreed during their telephone conversation to deepen their strategic partnership based on a relationship of political trust between two major Indo-Pacific states, the statement added.

Source: CNA

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