“President Biden expressed deep appreciation for the prime minister-designate’s own early commitment to the alliance, reflected in his decision to travel almost immediately to Tokyo to attend the Quad summit.”
“Good to speak with @POTUS today and reaffirm the long-standing alliance between our two countries. I look forward to continuing our conversation in Tokyo on Tuesday,” he wrote.
French foreign minister takes final swipe at Scott Morrison
“The prime minister’s defeat suits me fine,” Mr Le Drian said.
Paris recalled its envoys to both Australia and the United States over the furore.
But President Emmanuel Macron later ordered the French ambassador to Washington to return to his post after a call with US President Joe Biden.