Submarine crisis: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to visit Paris next Monday

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to Paris next week to meet with French leaders, the State Department announced on Friday, October 1.

Antony Blinken will be in Paris from Monday to Wednesday for a meeting of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

He “will also meet with his French counterparts in order to continue discussions on strengthening the vital relationship between the United States and France on a series of issues”, in particular “security in the Indo-Pacific region”, declared the door. – speech of American diplomacy Ned Price.

Renew the dialogue

Two weeks after the cancellation by Australia of a major contract for French submarines in favor of American submarines, French anger has not subsided. With the arrival of one of their representatives in France, the United States hopes to turn the page on this diplomatic incident.

This Wednesday, September 29, the French Ambassador to the United States returned to Washington. He was recalled to Paris “for consultation” on September 17, a first in the history of Franco-American relations. The United States was then surprised by the strong reaction of France, which saw the breach of the contract as a betrayal and a humilitation.

Read Also:  The judiciary charged him with an ankle bracelet for 150 days

Recent Articles

Related News

Leave A Reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here