Paris. The differences between the United States and France regarding submarines are deepening. Now the meeting of the defense ministers of France and Britain has been cancelled. In the past, there has been a deal in the US-UK and Australia regarding the security of the Indo-Pacific region, under which America and Britain are going to give nuclear submarines to Australia. France is angry with this thing, because France claims that Australia has canceled the submarine deal with France after the pact with America and Britain. French President Emmanuel Macron can also raise this issue in a meeting with US President Joe Biden.
President Emmanuel Macron will hold talks with US President Joe Biden in the coming days amid a political crisis between his country and the US after Australia’s abrupt cancellation of a submarine deal with France. Government spokesman Gabriele Atal said the request for a phone conversation came from Biden. He said that earlier everyone was ‘shocked’ and ‘angry’ but now it is time to move on.
AUKUS deal: France furious with America and Australia, recalled ambassadors for the first time
What is the whole matter?
In fact, Australia signed a 90 billion Australian dollar ($66 billion) agreement with the French government-owned naval company in 2016 to build 12 conventional diesel-electric submarines. Now Australia has signed a new agreement with the US and Britain for eight nuclear-powered submarines. France says that it was not told anything about this agreement before. Paris on Friday withdrew its ambassadors from Washington and Australia in protest against Australia’s abrupt cancellation of a submarine deal with France.
Earlier, angered by the AUKUS Agreement, France had diplomatically withdrawn its ambassadors from America and Australia. The AUKUS agreement ended the $43 billion deal between France and Australia. Angered by the AUKUS agreement, France accused US President Joe Biden of stabbing him in the back, saying he was behaving like former President Donald Trump.
This is not the first time that there have been differences between France and America over an issue. Similar differences have been seen between the two countries, from many global issues to the time of the Iraq War in 2003. Despite the differences between the two countries many times, Paris never called back its ambassadors from Washington. Given the displeasure of France, it is difficult to predict when the ambassador will return to America and Australia.
Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday that France knew we had a ‘deep and serious concern’ that the submarine fleet Paris was building would not be able to meet Australian needs. (with agency input)
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