speech by Jean-Yves Le Drian on the sidelines of the UN summit

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A few days after the start of the diplomatic crisis between France, Australia and the United States, over the sale of submarines, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian spoke on the sidelines of the UN summit.

The anger does not decrease. While Australia announced its withdrawal from the pharaonic project to purchase French submarines using American models, despite an agreement signed under the presidency of François Hollande, a diplomatic crisis was inevitable. France, through the voice of several ministers, expressed its desolation at what they qualify as a “betrayal between alliesThe juicy contract, however, showed the promise of a payment amounting to 56 billion euros for a fleet of 12 submarines.

The subject is not so much the pronounced breach of an armaments contract, even if it is negative for France“, begins Jean-Yves le Drian. Before continuing:”The subject is more the breakdown of trust between allies. “ The Minister of Foreign Affairs ended up concluding, referring to the breach of confidence, that “this calls for serious reflections between Europeans on our concept of alliances and partnerships.

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