President of France, Emmanuel Macron, Said the Australian Prime Minister. Scott Morrison, Lied to him about Cancellation of submarine construction contract In September, he also pointed out that more efforts are needed to rebuild trust between the two allies.
In Rome, to the dome G-20The two leaders met for the first time since Australia canceled a multi-billion dollar deal with France as part of a new security alliance with Australia. United Kingdom And this United States, Released in September.
Named AUKUS, the alliance, which has access to Australia for nuclear-powered submarines, has called for Paris to be withdrawn amid allegations that it has betrayed ambassadors to Washington and Canberra.
If he thinks Morrison lied to him, “I don’t think so, I know,” Macron answered a question. “I have great respect for your country,” he told a group of Australian reporters who traveled to Italy for the summit of the leaders of 20 major economies.
“I have a lot of respect and friendship for your people. When we have respect, I say you have to be honest and act accordingly,” he added.
Morrison, on the other hand, told a news conference the same day that he had not lied and had explained to Macron that conventional submarines would no longer meet Australia’s needs.
Morrison and Macron spoke at the G-20 meeting last week before the Australian prime minister publicly demanded a deal with his French prime minister.
Last Monday, 27, Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce asked France to look at the matter from a different angle. “We did not steal an island, we did not destroy the Eiffel Tower. This is a deal,” he said.
“Contracts have terms and conditions, and one of these terms, conditions and proposals is that you can leave the contract,” he stressed.
Joyce spoke a few hours before Australian President Maris Payne met with the French ambassador in Canberra. Payne said their one-hour meeting focused on efforts to mend the relationship.
Friday, the 29th, US President, Joe Biden, Said dealing with the new agreement was awkward, I thought France had been informed of the termination of the agreement prior to the announcement of the agreement. /REUTERS
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