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France’s Macron to meet US President Biden at G20, hopes to ‘re-engage’

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French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday he would meet his US counterpart Joe Biden in Rome at the Group of 20 summit at the end of October to “re-engage” and to move on after a rift over a US military 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 said as he arrived for a summit dinner in Slovenia.

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Australia’s decision to cancel a big submarine contract with France and opt for US-designed vessels instead as part of the new AUKUS security alliance with Washington and London incensed Paris.

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