On Thursday, France withdrew its ambassadors from the United States and Australia in response to a military alliance between the two countries with the United Kingdom. This was stated by the French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, according to international news agencies.
To balance China’s progress, the three Anglophone countries will focus on building nuclear submarines for Australia. They want to collaborate on the Internet. The alliance rescinded an existing 2016 agreement with Australia to buy submarines from France.
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Le Trian describes the cancellation of the purchase as “a knife behind”. France considers its NATO alliance and the breach of the agreement to the extent of withdrawing ambassadors from Australia. “It’s a rare decision,” Le Drian said, according to Reuters.
A spokesman for the Australian Foreign Ministry said: “I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. “Australia understands France’s deep disappointment with our decision.
U.S. State Department spokesman Netflix said France was an “important ally” and that the United States would work in the coming days to resolve the dispute.
The planned purchase of submarines is now worth 56 56 billion. Under the original contract, it was $ 34 billion, but due to currency fluctuations and increased costs, that amount has now risen sharply.
According to the American Newspaper Politics France could have seen this move. After all, the only problem facing this project is not the high costs. In June this year, the Australian government indicated that it already wanted to cancel a contract with the French company Naval Group to build twelve submarines. Already at the start of the project in 2016 there were issues surrounding cyber security, costs were more than double what was agreed and there were major delays. The company failed to keep the contract that most of the work would go to the local community.
Correction (September 17, 2021): An earlier version of this article stated that Australia would cost 34 million for French submarines. It was estimated at 56 billion. It was fixed above.
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