PARIS (TASS): Resolving the crisis between Washington and Paris after Australia, Britain and the United States created a new security partnership will take time and action. This is stated in the statement released on Thursday by the French Foreign Ministry following the talks between the heads of the foreign ministries of the two countries.
“French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, at a meeting with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken at the French Permanent Mission to the UN, discussed the forms and main topics of in-depth consultations between the two countries in order to restore confidence,” the ministry said. a telephone conversation between the presidents of the two countries, the minister stated that getting out of the crisis will take time and concrete deeds. “
French President Emmanuel Macron held telephone talks Wednesday evening with US President Joe Biden. They, in particular, discussed Australia’s breaking of a multibillion-dollar contract with France for the creation of submarines in favor of partnerships with the United States and Great Britain.
According to the final communiqué, the presidents decided to start a process of extensive bilateral consultations to build confidence.
The leaders of the two countries plan to meet in Europe at the end of October, “to reach a common understanding and keep the momentum in this process.”