The French Foreign Minister agreed with his Indian counterpart that the two countries should work together on a program to promote “a truly multilateral international order”, the French Foreign Ministry announced tonight.
Jean-Yves Le Drian and Subrahmanian Jaisankar also agreed by telephone to deepen their strategic co-operation based on “a relationship of political trust between two major Indo-Pacific states,” the statement added.
The shock of losing the giant contract with Australia has also aroused philosophical questions in French politicians. Clemente Bonn, Emmanuel Macron's European Affairs Minister, wondered today why the United States should ensure Europe's defense. “It is up to us to do it, we have the know-how, the financial means and the ability,” he said in an interview with France24 television.
Mr Bonn also expressed his sorrow over London 's stance, saying he had returned to a dependent relationship with Washington following the UK' s withdrawal from the EU. He was also sharp towards Australians: “I do not know how we can trust our Australian partners now. It was not a move against France, it undermines Europe's confidence. “
Indicative of the world game that has started is that in a short time his words were passed on to the Russian media with Sputnic offering him the first place for several hours.