Albanese-Macron to redress Morrison’s ‘breach of trust’
A recent statement released by the French authorities committed France and Australia to “rebuild” a bilateral relationship, after accusing the previous Morrison government of a “breach of trust”. It comes when France accused its allies of “stabbing her in the back” – when Australia opted for nuclear-powered submarines to be built with US and British technology. Following the outcome of Australia’s federal elections, French President Emmanuel Macron called Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to congratulate him on his election victory. The full statement released by the French authorities states: “Having acknowledged the serious breach of trust following the decision of the previous Prime Minister, Scott Morrison to terminate the submarine contracts, the French President and the Australian Prime Minister have agreed to rebuild a relationship. bilateral based on trust and respect to overcome global challenges together, first of all the climate emergency and strategic challenges in the Indo-Pacific “.