Head of Community Diplomacy, Josep Borrell said on Wednesday that he expected trust between the European Union (EU) and the United States to strengthen. behind Call maintained by French President, Emmanuel Macron and American, Joe BidenTo reduce the tension arising out of submarine litigation.
Borel expressed himself this way before starting a Bilateral meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken at a New York hotelWhere the two meet on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.
“I’m sure Let’s talk about recent issues where we can build more trust with each other After talks between President Biden and President Macron this morning. I am sure we will work together”, said the Spanish diplomat in front of reporters.
Blinken, for his part, indicated his intention to address A full range of areas in which the EU and the US cooperate, including Afghanistan and the Indo-Pacific.
This week, EU foreign ministers agreed that the so-called “submarine crisis” is a matter “that affects the entire Union”.Borrell himself said after a meeting in New York.
European countries then expressed “Clear solidarity with France” and warned that the dispute could “affect” relations with both the United States and Australia.
“The most fundamental principles for affiliates are transparency and trust and they go together. We are seeing a clear lack of transparency and loyalty.” He said President of the European Council on Monday, Charles Mitchell. Europeans, he said, “need to clarify and try to understand what is the intent behind this announcement.”
In addition, Mitchell assured that the agreement between the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia It would reinforce European efforts to build its own defense system. “Such a decision will not be against our allies, but if we are stronger and stronger, it means our alliances will also be stronger,” he said.
on Wednesday, Biden and Macron try to defuse tension during phone call, in which they agreed to meet in person in Europe in October.
the first step would be The French Ambassador to the United States of America. called for consultations last week with the French diplomatic representative in Australia after the latter country canceled a lucrative contract with France that was worth around 56 billion euros, for the construction of 12 submarines.
Canberra’s change of mind was later made public The United States, the United Kingdom and Australia announced on 15 September that they had reached a defense agreement, known as AUKUS, Washington and London will help Australians develop nuclear-powered submarines.
(With information from EFE and AFP)