France taps India and Indonesia for ‘true’ partnerships after Aukus debacle

//France taps India and Indonesia for ‘true’ partnerships after Aukus debacle

France taps India and Indonesia for ‘true’ partnerships after Aukus debacle

Emmanuel Macron on Saturday sought to strengthen ties with India and Indonesia, France’s presidency said, after Paris was locked out of a defence pact between the US, UK and Australia.Since losing a major submarine deal with Canberra, which joined the so-called Aukus alliance to better counter China, France has sought solace in leading Asian nations for deeper strategic ties in the Pacific region.On the sidelines of the G20 summit in Rome, Macron first met his Indonesian counterpart, Joko…

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