In a joint statement issued by French ministers Jean-Yves Le Drian and Florence Parly, the country blasted: "France notes the decision just announced by the Australian Government of the halting of the ocean-class Future Submarine Programme.
"This decision is contrary to the letter and spirit of the cooperation which prevailed between France and Australia, based not only on a relationship of political trust but also the development of a very high-level defence industrial and technological base in Australia."
They added: "The regrettable decision just announced on the FSP only heightens the need to raise loud and clear the issue of European strategic autonomy. There is no other credible path for defending our interests and values around the world, including in the Indo-Pacific region."
But the furious reaction was quickly torn apart by Generation Frexit leader Charles-Henry Gallois who reminded Emmanuel Macron and his allies that Germany and Sweden were the first to try to "torpedo" the Australian deal, long before Joe Biden managed to sneak in.
Source : https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1492633/eu-news-france-Australia-submarine-deal-Germany-Sweden-aukus-latest177