Emmanuel Macron issues torpedo strike to Australia during conversation with Scott Morrison – ABC News

French President Emmanuel Macron puts his hand on the shoulder of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison

President Macron told the Prime Minister that “Australia’s unilateral decision” to break the contract “broke the relationship of trust between our two countries”. Scott Morrison speaks to Emmanuel Macron French President Emmanuel Macron puts his hand on the shoulder of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison In a phone call French President Emmanuel Macron tells PM Scott Morrison that it is up to Australia to repair the trust between the two nations after the scrapping of Australia’s submarine contract with France. Read more The President says Australia must propose “tangible” actions to “redefine” the bilateral relationship — as well as the two nations’ cooperation in the Indo-Pacific. Tellingly, given the Prime Minister is already on the defensive over his government’s climate change commitments, the President says he encouraged Mr Morrison to adopt emission reduction measures “commensurate with the climate challenge” and cease production and consumption of coal. This is a deliberate strike by the French President at the PM’s carbon credentials on the eve of next week’s Glasgow climate talks.

Source: Emmanuel Macron issues torpedo strike to Australia during conversation with Scott Morrison – ABC News