British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Marcon had a phone conversation on Friday.
The British official told the president of the Elysee Palace that his country wanted to “resuming cooperation” after a diplomatic dispute over canceling submarine supplies to Australia between Paris on the one hand and London and Washington on the other.
Johnson, who started the interview, told Macron that he hopes to work together “in line with our common values and interests”, including combating climate change and terrorism, as well as ensuring security in the Indo-Pacific region, “the French presidency announced.
Diplomatic spat with Washington and London
Australia signed an AUKUS security agreement with Britain and the United States last week, including intelligence sharing. Thanks to the agreement, Australia will have access to secret technologies that will allow it to build nuclear-powered submarines. As a result, Australia canceled a contract for the purchase of diesel submarines, which it had concluded five years ago with the French company Naval Group. Paris learned of the cancellation of the 31 billion-euro contract just hours before it was published, which led to a diplomatic spat with Washington and London.
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