The normalization of Britain’s relations with France will be sought by the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, after the tripartite security agreement that will be concluded by his country, the USA and Australia. An agreement that resulted in the cancellation of a contract for the supply of French military submarines by the Australian Navy, infuriating Paris
“We are very proud of our relationship with France”, assured Boris Johnson the journalists accompanying him on his flight to New York, Bloomberg news agency reported. He spoke of the “love” of the British for France, which he said was “impossible to uproot”.
The United Kingdom and France have a “very friendly relationship” with “enormous importance”, he insisted, according to the Press Association.
The agreement between the three countries, clearly aimed at confronting China, meant the cancellation of the 56 billion euro contract for the acquisition of a target for French conventional submarines and the announcement of a program for the acquisition of American nuclear-powered aircraft by the Australian. Navy.
The agreement – the so-called AUKUS – “is not something to worry about” the West and “especially our French friends”, Johnson underlined, arguing that he does not foresee the “exclusion” of other countries.
The outrage in Paris is such that President Emanuel Macron has made the unprecedented gesture of recalling the French ambassadors to Canberra and Washington for consultations. The French ambassador in London was not mentioned simply because Paris already knew that Britain was acting with “opportunism”, French diplomacy commented sharply.
Macron will discuss “the prayers of the day” with US counterpart Joe Biden, according to government spokesman Gabriel Atal.
A meeting scheduled this week between French Defense Minister Florence Parley and British counterpart Ben Wallace was canceled by a Paris decision.
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