A submarine agreement struck in 2018 with France has been scrapped by Australia in favour of a new alliance with the US and Britain, which will equip it with nuclear-powered submarines. Photo: AFP
A submarine agreement struck in 2018 with France has been scrapped by Australia in favour of a new alliance with the US and Britain, which will equip it with nuclear-powered submarines. Photo: AFP

France warns new Aukus alliance threatens security partnerships in Indo-Pacific

  • France ‘notes and regrets’ end of its submarine deal with Australia and will convene EU summit on European defence
  • Alliance excluding European partners would be seen as ‘part of a pattern’ and in keeping with ‘America first’ focus under the Biden administration: analyst

Topic |   China-EU relations
A submarine agreement struck in 2018 with France has been scrapped by Australia in favour of a new alliance with the US and Britain, which will equip it with nuclear-powered submarines. Photo: AFP
A submarine agreement struck in 2018 with France has been scrapped by Australia in favour of a new alliance with the US and Britain, which will equip it with nuclear-powered submarines. Photo: AFP
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