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The French ambassador says Australia made a big mistake

The French ambassador says Australia made a big mistake

I think this is a big mistake, the worst management of a partnership – because it is not a contract, it is a partnership based on trust, mutual understanding and honesty.

A quote:Jean-Pierre Thébault, French Ambassador to Australia

Announcement of cancellation of order for 12 conventional propulsion submarines placed with the Navy crew from Wednesday to Thursday night The deal of the century, Provoked the surprise and anger of the French leaders.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian condemned the attack Blow back From Australia, I believe there was a relationship of trust with Canberra Betrayed.

A sign outside the French embassy after Paris announced its decision to recall ambassadors to the United States and Australia.

Photo: Reuters / Gershan Peaks

Following the cancellation of the order, France recalled its ambassadors to the United States and Australia for consultation on Friday, sparking an unprecedented diplomatic crisis.

If possible, I would like to set foot on a time machine., Said the French ambassador.

Despite the need to re-evaluate, I am very sorry to be forced to leave [de la situation, NDLR], He added.

Australia said it regretted the recall of the French ambassador and understood Paris’ disappointment.

Australian Foreign Minister Maurice Payne said he had not done so No doubt France is a valuable ally in Canberra’s view.

In Washington, a White House official said the United States would act in the coming days to resolve its differences with Paris.

Relations between France and Australia have actually plummeted since 1995. At the time, Canberra had recalled its ambassador to France, condemning the resumption of French nuclear tests in the South Pacific.

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