Friday, 22 October 2021 03:55 GMT

US, France leaders confirm sub contract would advantage from honesty

(MENAFN)Joe Biden, US leader and Emmanuel Macron, French counterpart signed an agreement to provide Australia with a fleet of eight nuclear submarines "would have benefited" from transparency.

On September 15, the contract was publicized because the US, UK, and Australia stated a new Indo-Pacific safety treaty, annoyed France and encouraged Paris to remember its ambassadors from US and Canberra in a major political row amid associates.

Earlier, France confirmed to trade Australia a fleet of French-built conventionally-powered submarines in what was a multi-billion dollar contract, however that sale was cancelled by the Australian administration for the US and UK buy preference.

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