May 26, 2024

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Frankrijk zegt ontmoeting met Britse defensieminister af na duikbootaffaire

France cancels meeting with British Defense Minister …

A meeting scheduled this week between French Defense Minister Florence Barley in London and his British envoy Ben Wallace has been canceled. France has canceled the meeting, the AFP news agency learned from a source in the Barley Ministry on Sunday evening. The French decision comes after a diplomatic crisis developed between the United States on the one hand and the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom on the other.

The cancellation cannot be confirmed or denied by the British Ministry of Defense. Wallace is said to have “continued to discuss these meetings with his French counterpart.” “We continue to maintain close and fruitful security relations with France, which is a firm ally.”

Boris Johnson Sust

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson later tried to pick up the pieces. On a flight to New York, he told reporters that the “very friendly relationship” between England and France was “very important” and that London’s love affair with Paris was “inevitable.”

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Johnson further stressed that the strategic partnership signed between the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom – and the diplomatic crisis with France – “should be zero in any way and not intended to be excluded.” “This is not something anyone should worry about, and certainly not our French friends.”

“Lying, deceit, insult”

As a result of the partnership between the three Anglo-Saxon countries, Australia canceled the purchase of twelve French submarines worth A $ 90 billion (ில்லியன் 56 billion). Instead, Australians will buy nuclear-powered submarines from the Americans, which is troubling the French.

On Saturday, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Trian spoke of “a serious crisis” and “a major breach of trust.” He denounced the “lies”, “deception” and “insult” of the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom.

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