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World Submarines: Paris Cancels a meeting between the French and English Defense Ministers

04:40  20 september  2021
04:40  20 september  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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A meeting scheduled for this week between the French Minister of the Armies Florence Parly and his British counterpart Ben Wallace was canceled at the request of Paris, learned AFP Sunday from a source to the French Ministry.

The decision of France intervenes in crisis with the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom, which announced a strategic partnership on Wednesday to counter China, Aukus, including the supply of US nuclear-propulsion submarines. in Canberra, and who came out of doing the French of the game.

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France signed in 2016 a contract of 90 billion Australian dollars (56 billion euros) for the supply to Australia of 12 submarines for propulsion Diesel, often described as "contract of the century" because of its magnitude and strategic scope.

in London, a source at the Ministry of Defense assured not to be able to interfere or confirm this cancellation. "The United Kingdom remains in conversation with its French counterpart on these meetings. We continue to have a close and fruitful relationship with France that remains an ally of trust, "she said.

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The submarine file caused an unprecedented diplomatic earthquake between France and its other three allies. The Head of French Diplomacy Jean-Yves The Drian had mentioned Saturday a "serious crisis" , denouncing a "lie (...), a duplicity (...), a major breach of trust" and a "contempt" On the part of these three countries with regard to Paris.

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