He points out that Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison did not lie. The billion-dollar trade with submarines for the Australian military is a burden on relations with France.
Australian broadcaster ABC quoted the head of government on Monday as saying he had always been clearly involved in the matter. Macron had previously accused Morrison of lying. When asked if he believed Morrison had lied to him, the French head of state said on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Rome on Sunday: “I do not believe it. I know.”
Australia, the United States and Great Britain announced a new joint defense alliance in the Indo-Pacific region in mid-September without consulting their allies. In this case, the US technology for the construction and operation of nuclear submarines is to be provided to Australia. The multi-billion dollar submarine deal between France and Australia was broken. Paris responded angrily, and France’s bilateral relations with the Allies were in crisis.
Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has recommended Macron to break the broken submarine deal. “We did not steal an island, we did not destroy the Eiffel Tower, it’s a deal.” You left the deal because it was best for your own country.
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