A new page on relations between France and Australia

Australia on Saturday opened a major compensation deal with French submarine maker Naval Group to end a financial and diplomatic dispute.

A breath of fresh air on the activity of French submarines: the new Prime Minister of Australia Anthony Albanese has announced that the French company has accepted a fair and equitable settlement of 555 million euros, for breach of the giant contract of 56 billion euros, which caused a diplomatic crisis between Paris and Canberra last fall.

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Fair deal. France, through the Minister of Arms, Watching in this agreement, to consider it important because it will enable us to open a new page in our bilateral relations with Australia and to look forwardsaid Sbastien Lecornu to reporters in Singapore, where the Asia-Pacific Shangri-La Dialogue defense and security forum was held.
Earlier, the Naval Group welcomed an agreement draw, using the term head of government of Australia. The group, mostly state-owned, says it supports partners and subcontractors in France and Australia in their efforts.

other contracts. For the CFDT union, the Naval Group’s main union organization, the good news is that it will end sooner, than go into litigation that will last for years, according to David Robin, delegate to the central union Cherbourg (Manche). Since the end of the contract, we returned and nor will we lose hope of having another export contract like we did for Brazil, India, Malaysiaas he.
Anthony Albanese said he will soon travel to France to reset the relationship.

strategic relationships. Speaking on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue forum, Sbastien Lecornu said France was grateful to friendships with Australia. Just because a government has historically broken its word does not mean we should forget our strategic relationship.he pointed out.
In total, the failure of the French submarine contract would cost Australian taxpayers $ 2.4 billion, their Prime Minister said.

Mrs. Pic. The submarine contract is central to Australia’s defense strategy against China’s growing influence in the region under Xi Jinping’s leadership. Nuclear -powered submarines could allow Australia to act more covertly and more restrained against China. But a great deal of uncertainty reigns once Australia may have these devices. The first American or British submarine is unlikely to be available for decades.

holiday> In September 2021, Australia’s former Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, abruptly terminated the French contract that had been preparing for ten years. The head of government announced that his country would buy American or British nuclear-powered submarines, a major change for a country with weak nuclear capabilities.
> Scott Morrison immediately took the wrath of French President Emmanuel Macron. Relations between the two countries remained frozen until the May election of left -half Anthony Albanese.
> He hastened to restore relations with France, New Zealand and the Pacific islands who criticized the previous Conservative government for its slowness to climate change.
> Former defense minister and current opposition leader Peter Dutton said this week that he had decided to take supplies from the United States, a remarkable revelation given the sensitivity of the ongoing negotiations.

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