Foreign

France says UK’s Johnson offered to ‘re-establish cooperation’ — World — – Nigeria and World News

Published

on

France says UK’s Johnson offered to ‘re-establish cooperation’ — World —  – Nigeria and World News

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday that he wants to “re-establish cooperation”, Macron’s office said amid a diplomatic crisis over a submarine contract with Australia.

Macron was left furious last week after Australia ditched a mega-deal to buy diesel submarines from France in favour of American nuclear-powered ones — secured during secret negotiations facilitated by Britain.

In the conversation, which the Elysee said came at Johnson’s request, the prime minister said he hoped for cooperation “in line with our values and our common interests,” such as the battle against climate change, securing the Indo-Pacific region and the fight against terrorism.

Macron told Johnson that “he is awaiting his proposals”, his office said in a brief statement.

French fury over what it sees as a “stab in the back” over the submarine contract saw Macron recall the French ambassadors to Washington and Canberra in an unprecedented diplomatic protest.

But the French envoy in London remained at her post, with France’s Europe Minister Clement Beaune dismissing London as a mere “third wheel” in the deal and a “junior partner” to the US.

The submarine spat brought relations between Paris and London to their worst since Britain’s 2016 vote to leave the European Union.

Brexit has led to several disagreements between both nations, notably over fishing rights as well as the still vexing issue of trade between mainland Britain and the province of Northern Ireland.

Migrant flows have also been a major irritant between Paris and London.

There remains, however, a willingness on both sides to continue close cooperation in defence matters, experts say.



Short Link: https://wp.me/pcj2iU-3Cu9

NNN

NNN: :is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor @ nnn.ng

Recent Posts

Red Cross renovates 12 houses destroyed by floods in Katsina Private varsity partners European private sector to curtail youth migration  –VC Democrats, Biden negotiate intensively on saving ambitious agenda Micronutrient deficiency: HarvestPlus to develop zinc enriched maize, rice Snake bite: Victims’ survival slimmer as anti-venom prices soar – Expert Kano police arrest suspected fuel suppliers to bandits in Katsina CSCS board renews Jalo-Waziri’s appointment for another 5 years Scam Alert: NNPC disclaims fake 50th anniversary quiz contest Erdogan begins 2-day official visit to Nigeria Oct.19 Facebook to settle U.S. employment discrimination claims with $14.25m Buhari greets Yakubu Gowon at 87 Coronavirus – Malawi: UK emergency medical team provides COVID-19 support and training to health workers in Malawi Buni approves 65 years as retirement age for Yobe teachers El-Rufai makes COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for all Kaduna civil servants Gunmen kill 2 traditional rulers in Imo NSCDC begins psychological assessment of its personnel – Official Buhari hosts Turkish President Erdogan, wife At Maulud, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi says Nigerians are suffering from hunger, poverty, insecurity The African Broadcasting Union (AUB) and Canal + tackle piracy of television signals Snakebite victims in danger as cost of anti-snake venom hits roof Nigeria in dire shortage of pharmacists – PCN Buhari greets Yakubu Gowon at 87 UNESCO delivers religious leaders’ toolkit on adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights Virologist wants upgrade of new malaria vaccine Tinubu 2023: APC gives letter of recognition to NDA WFP and Japanese government team up to help people in need in Cameroon Living and thriving, thanks to the Sudan Humanitarian Fund Maulud: Fintiri felicitates with Muslims, calls for prayers Djibouti deploys COVID-19 vaccines for migrants Maulud: Sanwo-Olu urges Muslims to emulate Prophet Muhammad Rwanda: crackdown on opposition, media intensify Police to investigate officer allegedly caught casting vote at Kano APC congress  “I see changes in people’s lives”: King Letsie III of Lesotho hails FAO’s work in Lesotho NASME lauds CAC RG for promoting  MSMEs Nigerian troops kill over 50 terrorists in Birnin Gwari Billboard Top 100: Wizkid’s ‘Essence’ climbs up to number nine Federal varsity Lafia denies students abduction   1 dies, 2 rescued as 2-storey building collapses in Lagos Police arrest 3 armed robbery suspects in Ogun African Energy Ministers to travel from African Energy Week in Cape Town to ADIPEC in Abu Dhabi COVID-19 vaccines safe, shun conspiracy theories – ECOWAS Speaker Maulud: Akeredolu felicitates with Muslims, preaches forgiveness, unity Orbih returns as Sports Ministry inaugurates Caretaker Committee for Badminton Federation UBEC earmarks N32m to support 31 schools in Katsina Housing development will boost economy, increase job creation–LASG #Endsars Anniversary: Stakeholders call for re-training of security agents Desist from drug abuse; it destroys lives – NDLEA warns students New sensor unit for the imagePRESS C910 series increases productivity by automating color registration and calibration Japanese Govt. earmarks $260,000 to combat piracy, kidnapping in Gulf of Guinea NEMA distributes fertilizers, seeds to 7,146 flood victims in Zamfara