Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Franco-British press conference on pooled Carriers next Friday

The report from AFP in English is linked from here. I quote the particular reference below:

Separately, another French official confirmed that France's Defence Minister Herve Morin and Britain's Liam Fox would hold a news conference in Paris on Friday, but declined to comment on Tuesday's press reports.

Any formal announcement is likely to have to wait until the Franco-British summit in November, when President Nicolas Sarkozy and Prime Minister David Cameron will be able to study the options, officials said.

The AFP report is repeated in the Sydney Morning Herald word for word, read here. Question for Prime Minister Cameron and Ministers Hague and Fox If our kinfolk and cousins in Australasia were to come under some form of foreign threat, would these pooling arrangements ever require that Britain must seek French endorsement before deploying such naval support?

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