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Macron and Blinken meet after AUKUS scandal




The meeting took place in Paris. Macron said the purpose of the meeting was to restore trust in relations with the U.S.

French President Emmanuel Macron and U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken met in Paris amid tensions between the countries. This was reported by Le Parisien on Tuesday, Oct. 5, citing the Elysee Palace.

The Macron administration said the purpose of the meeting was to restore trust in relations with Washington.

For his part, an unnamed U.S. official said there is "general agreement that we have an opportunity to deepen and strengthen the cooperation" between the countries, but "there is hard work to be done in identifying concrete solutions."

These issues are expected to be discussed at a meeting between Macron and U.S. President Joe Biden, scheduled for late October 2021.

As you know, the new AUKUS alliance between the U.S., Britain, and Australia, signed Sept. 15, sparked a deep diplomatic crisis between Washington and Paris.

In response, France threatened to block the EU's agreement with Australia over submarines.


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