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Australian PM Visits France to Repair Ties After Sub Fight

  • Macron was furious after Australia canceled contract in 2021
  • Albanese refuses to reveal if he plans to apologize over clash
Anthony Albanese

Anthony Albanese

Photographer: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg
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Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese promised a “new dawn” in relations with France after arriving in Paris for a meeting to repair relations damaged over the unexpected cancellation of a billion-dollar submarine contract in 2021.

Outside the Elysee palace, the premier was greeted by President Emmanuel Macron who said he too wanted to “speak about the future” and doesn’t hold newly-elected Albanese responsible for “what happened” under his predecessor.