Blinken says France is vital Indo-Pacific partner

Reuters | Washington DC | Updated: 16-09-2021 23:55 IST | Created: 16-09-2021 23:52 IST
Blinken says France is vital Indo-Pacific partner
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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday that the United States welcomes European countries playing an important role in the Indo-Pacific and said France in particular is a vital partner.

Blinken spoke at a news conference after meetings between the U.S. and Australian foreign and defense ministers in Washington, a day after the United States and Britain said they would provide Australia with the technology and capability to deploy nuclear-powered submarines - something that replaces a French submarine deal with Australia.

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