Speaking at a press conference while on a visit to the United States, Mr Johnson explained how the latest ‘Aukus’ security pact of the UK, US and Australia means not that the UK and France can no longer be allies as he has continued to spout numerous examples of the two nations working “shoulder to shoulder” to tackle threats across the globe.
“It is based on shared values, a shared belief in democracy, we work together all over the world. The United Kingdom and France are side by side in the fight against terrorism in the Sahel! “
He insisted that the UK and France are also standing side by side in the Baltic states as part of NATO’s largest current mission to repel Russian advances.
The Prime Minister also pointed out that France is the only country in the world with which Britain shares its mock nuclear testing program as it continues to untie the bond the two countries share.
AT THE ENTRANCE Speaker Lindsay Hoyle lashes out at a member of the House of Commons “Don’t abuse your power! “
The PM went on to say how he would talk to allies about how to make the Aukus Pact work so that it is “not exclusionary, not dividing and really not needed. so be it ”.
Mr Johnson concluded: “It’s just a way for the UK, US and Australia to share some technology because it’s the right thing to do in the world we are in.
“But that does not in any way mean that we wish to be contradictory with someone else or exclusive or ousted from someone else!” “
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It is one of the country’s largest defense partnerships in decades, analysts said, but Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said it “seriously undermines peace and peace. regional stability and intensifies the arms race ”.
The cancellation of the deal is a blow to the big promises made by President Macron who told the French after his election that “France is back”, alluding to the role the country will play on the world stage.
The new partnership was announced Wednesday at a joint virtual press conference between US President Joe Biden, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
He stressed how the relationship with France was “solid as a rock” despite the brutal snub.