Reacting to the crisis with Australia over the purchase of submarines, French President Emmanuel Macron stressed that this would not change Paris' strategy in the Indo-Pacific region.
According to AFP, Macron said at the signing ceremony of the contract for the purchase of three destroyers by Greece with the Prime Minister of the country "Kyriakos Mitsotakis":
Athens buys three destroyers from Paris as part of a strategy to deepen relations between the two countries in defense of its Mediterranean interests.
Macron went on to say:
America is pursuing its own interests, and we are pursuing our own interests. Europeans must learn from this and take responsibility for our own defense.