Macron to satisfy Biden at G20, hopes to “re-engage”


BRDO, Slovenia, Oct 5 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron stated on Tuesday he would meet his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden in Rome on the Group of 20 summit on the finish of October to “re-engage” and to maneuver on after a rift over a U.S. navy pact with Australia.

“We will catch up during the G20. I think it is the right occasion to see how we can re-engage … it is about facts and what to do together,” Macron stated as he arrived for a summit dinner in Slovenia.

Australia’s choice to cancel an enormous submarine contract with France and go for U.S.-designed vessels as a substitute as a part of the brand new AUKUS safety alliance with Washington and London incensed Paris.

Reporting by Robin Emmott and Ivana Sekularac; Editing by Mark Porter

U.S. President Joe Biden talks with French President Emmanuel Macron at the final session of the G7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall in Britain, June 13, 2021.  Doug Mills/Pool via REUTERS