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French trade minister declines to meet with Australian counterpart

reuters.com · 09/24/2021 07:08
French trade minister declines to meet with Australian counterpart

- French Trade Minister Franck Riester has declined an offer from his Australian counterpart to meet next month in Paris, an official from Riester's office said on Friday.

Dan Tehan told Australian Broadcasting Corporation radio on Monday he would be "very keen" to meet Riester when he is in Paris in October for an Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development meeting. nL1N2QM09G

"We won't follow up the Australian minister's request for a meeting. We can't go on as if it was business as usual," the French official said.



(Reporting by Leigh Thomas; Editing by Jon Boyle)

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