French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will hold talks with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on October 5, aimed at restoring trust between the two countries, according to a statement issued by Le Drian’s office.
Diplomatic relations between the United States and France reached a low last month after Australia canceled a previous $ 40 billion deal to buy submarines from France, choosing to build at least eight nuclear-powered submarines with US technology. and British.
France reacted by temporarily withdrawing its ambassador to the United States, even though he has already returned to Washington. US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron have been holding talks since tensions over the submarine deal, pledging to start “in-depth consultations” on bilateral relations.
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