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Submarines: Australia breaks “contract of the century” with France

Submarines: Australia breaks “contract of the century” with France

Australia broke the “contract of the century” with France, selling 12 submarines for 56 billion euros, Thursday, 16 September. Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian denounced “a blow to the back”.

A historic contract was signed with Australia in 2016 under François Hollande. It provided for the purchase of 12 submarines from France for 56 billion euros. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Thursday, September 16, that he preferred to negotiate with the United States and Great Britain and canceled the “contract of the century”. The country is turning to models powered by nuclear energy, an American technology.

The purpose of this alliance between these three countries is to counter the growing influence of China in the Indo-Pacific region, which is strategic for its trade. Joe Biden speaks with one step “historic” to ensure “Long Term Stability” in that region. Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian finalized the agreement in 2019. He denounces a “blow in the back”, this morning, from the Australian client and American ally. “I think it’s a big break in confidence, I’m very, very angry”, denounced the morning of franceinfo.

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