In Paris, Secretary of State Antony Blinken sought on Tuesday to build back trust between the U.S. and France following a secretive submarine deal that laid bare the Biden administration’s resolve to counter China.
Jake Sullivan will meet with China’s top foreign policy official — who berated him and Secretary of State Blinken in Alaska in March — as tensions soar over Taiwan, trade and AUKUS.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken landed in Paris Tuesday where he told journalists he would discuss rebuilding French trust in the United States following a major row over the cancellation over of a lucrative submarine defence contract.
What people are saying?
Paul Flynn The US seems to be doing everything possible to damage relations with France. Maybe it would be better to strengthen the friendship with a valuable ally, especially given the huge threat in Asia?
Nelson Rosa The same one who just stood by while people were falling from the sky, why should anyone trust him or deal seriously with him?
Angry Hippogriff Blinken didnt really need to go, the French would’ve come crawling back eventually considering they’re fully dependent on US for their “prestige”.