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French President Macron discussed Indo-Pacific security at meeting with Bangladesh PM

French President Macron discussed Indo-Pacific security at meeting with Bangladesh PM

French President Emmanuel Macron and Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stand outside the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Nov 9, 2021. (Photo: REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier)

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron discussed geopolitical and security issues in the Indo-Pacific region, where France's clout has been compromised after losing out on an Australia submarine contract, with Bangladesh's Prime Minister.

"France and Bangladesh shared the same vision for a free, open, peaceful, secure and inclusive Indo-Pacific region, based on international law and with shared prosperity for all," said a statement on Tuesday from Macron's office.

In September, Australia cancelled a deal with France's Naval Group, opting instead to build at least 12 nuclear-powered submarines in a deal with the United States and Britain.

Source: Reuters/ec

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