Aukus: France drops Australia as key Indo-Pacific partner after sub snub

Published Feb 23 2022 at 2:12 AM GMT
  • France removed Australia from its list of key partners in the Indo-Pacific region as tensions between the two countries linger five months after the Aukus submarine debacle.
  • A decision by the government in Canberra to abandon a multibillion-dollar submarine contract with France in favour of American technology and a new security pact with the United States and Britain was viewed by President Emmanuel Macron as a betrayal, and sparked a diplomatic row.
  • The shift was announced in September without ….



  • Published Feb 23, 2022 2:12 AM GMT