France-Australia - Q&A - (22 Nov. 2021)


Q: The American and Australian governments are entering the first phase of their project to build nuclear submarines for the Australian navy. How is France handling Australia’s retraction of its contract with Naval Group and its impact on the French-Australian strategic partnership?

A: As the minister has noted repeatedly, we are extremely vigilant with respect to commitments toward Naval Group and its French and Australian subcontractors, and we will strongly defend our interests in this regard.