US Hopes To Discuss Dispute With France At UN Next Week: State Dept
Sumaira FH 1 month ago Sat 18th September 2021 | 09:00 AM
Washington, Sept 18 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 18th Sep, 2021 ) :Washington hopes to discuss its dispute with France over an aborted submarine contract at the United Nations General Assembly next week, the State Department said Friday.
France on Friday recalled its ambassadors to the United States and Australia in a ferocious row over the deal, which saw Canberra scrap a multi-billion Dollar agreement to purchase French submarines in favor of US nuclear subs.
"We have been in close contact with our French allies. We understand their position," Price said. "France is a vital partner & our oldest ally, and we place the highest value on our relationship." US President Joe Biden announced a three-way security alliance between Australia, the US, and Britain on Wednesday, extending US nuclear submarine technology to Australia as well as cyber defense, applied artificial intelligence and undersea capabilities.
The pact is widely seen as aimed at countering the rise of China.