Underwater crisis: Biden-Macron exchange eases tensions between the two countries

Six days after France-Australia broke the “contract of the century” over the sale of 12 French submarines, Emmanuel Macron and Joe Biden had a conversation, Wednesday, September 22ndand, por restore confidence between the two countries.

US President Joe Biden decided to call your French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, Wednesday, September 22, to ease tensions between the two countries after the breach of contract between the French and the Australians on the sale of 12 submarines tricolor. Cancellation of contract worth 56 billion euros. The two heads of state said after this conversation in a joint statement that “Open queries between The Allies would have avoided this situation. “

joe Biden and emmanuel Macron it also decided to continue consultations in order to re-establish links between France and the United States. For this, the two presidents announced that they will meet at the end of October. To ease the tension, Joe Biden also recalled the strategic importance of the European Union in the area. Indo-Pacific where Americans are trying to contain Chinese expansion. The French ambassador will return to Washington next week.

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