Turnbull, Macron fly to Paris: 12 new submarines. Trump left out in the cold at G20 on climate

Paris: France will do “everything necessary” to keep its end of the bargain and deliver Australia 12 new submarines at a cost of $50 billion, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday.

And Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has suggested an Australia-EU free trade agreement could be struck as soon as the end of 2019.

In a joint media statement at the Elysée Palace on Saturday evening, Mr Macron and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull noted how Australia’s support for free trade and its commitment to the Paris climate change agreement was drawing the nation closer to France and the other nations of Europe, even as the United States under Donald Trump pulls away.

Mr Turnbull and his wife Lucy had earlier joined Mr Macron and his wife Brigitte on the French leader’s private plane after the G20 summit in Hamburg ended.

Source: Turnbull, Macron fly in to Paris as Trump left out in the cold at G20 on climate