Why would France need Australia in this region? If it is at the economic level, yes, but Australia also needs us (they buy products from us and we buy products from them.In this region France needs Australia more then Australia needs France but French politicians arrogance and stupidity prevent them from understanding that simple fact so now they compete with Chincom for the title of biggest whinger of the day every day. I pity France for having such leaders
if it's on a military level, we don't need Australia to defend our territories (New Caledonia, Tahiti, Wallis and Futuna)?
who would want or who could attack us?
I exclude the USA, New Zealand and Australia which are normally our allies. the only one left is China which is starting to scare its neighbors, more or less close, including the USA
I think that if China attacked one of our territories, Australia would start shitting its pants.
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I put you a twitter link of the spokesman of the ministry of the armies (french):