A ferry passes the Royal Australian Navy's Collins-class submarine HMAS Waller as it leaves Sydney Harbour in May 2020. Photo: Reuters
A ferry passes the Royal Australian Navy's Collins-class submarine HMAS Waller as it leaves Sydney Harbour in May 2020. Photo: Reuters

France sending envoy back to Australia to ‘redefine relationship’ after Aukus submarine dispute

  • France had accused its allies of stabbing it in the back after Australia abandoned a multibillion-dollar defence contract for a deal with the US and Britain
  • The ambassador will return to Canberra to ‘defend French interests’, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told a parliamentary hearing

A ferry passes the Royal Australian Navy's Collins-class submarine HMAS Waller as it leaves Sydney Harbour in May 2020. Photo: Reuters
A ferry passes the Royal Australian Navy's Collins-class submarine HMAS Waller as it leaves Sydney Harbour in May 2020. Photo: Reuters
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