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- Jean-Pierre Thébault’s tenure as France’s ambassador to Australia is ending after three years.
- He recalled the diplomatic row following a failed submarine deal as “treason”.
- He’s set to be replaced by Pierre-André Imbert in late December.
Mr Morrison rejected Mr Macron’s accusation, and reiterated in the months following that he “always stands up for Australia’s interests”.
Australia is set to gain more access to French defence facilities across the Indo-Pacific region.
While labelling the new deal as “ambitious”, Mr Thébault believes it is a step in the right direction.
“I want to go back to my family. France is my country.”