Blinken to discuss rebuilding French trust

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says he will have a chance during talks in Paris to discuss restoring French trust in the United States following a row over a new Indo-Pacific security pact.

Blinken is in Paris seeking to rebuild diplomatic relations after the pact between the United States, Australia and Britain resulted in Canberra scuttling a $A90 billion defence contract for French submarines.

Asked how he would reassure the French that the United States could be trusted, Blinken said ahead of his talks with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian: "We'll have a chance to talk later."

The French government has said it was stabbed in the back by its close allies and that it would take time for the wounds to heal.

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