Paris does not take offense after the announcement of a Washington-Canberra-London alliance, which will see Australia acquire American technology submarines – torpedoing an order for French vehicles. Will the Franco-American relationship suffer?
The United States, which is seeking to strengthen its alliances with China, announced on September 15 with Australia and the United Kingdom a broad security partnership in the Indo-Pacific region, including the delivery of powered submarines. nuclear power plant in Canberra. A snub for France, faced with the cancellation of its “contract of the century”.
From Washington, our reporter Thomas Bonnet sheds light on the impact this episode could have on relations between Paris and Washington.