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Morrison’s loss ‘suits’ French minister

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France’s departing foreign affairs minister says Scott Morrison’s election loss in Australia suits him and he hopes ties with Australia will now improve.

Jean-Yves Le Drian made the comments at a handover ceremony in Paris.

“I can’t help but tell you that the defeat of the prime minister Morrison suits me very well,” Le Drian said, according to Guardian Australia.

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“Because the actions taken with regard to France that Morrison took were of a brutality, of a cynicism, and may I say a notorious incompetence.

“I hope we can renew a frank and constructive dialogue with Australia in the future.”

Prime Minister Scott Morrison conceded electoral defeat on Saturday night with Labor projected to hold 77 seats in the 151-seat parliament.

France downgraded its diplomatic relations with Australia in February after Mr Morrison in 2021 revealed plans to scrap a $90 billion submarine deal.

Australia instead signed a partnership with the United States and Britain, known as AUKUS, infuriating French President Emmanuel Macron and his cabinet.

Source: 7News