Macron urges Australia-France-India 'strategic axis'

But Australia academics say the president's motivations have more to do with French politics and that France is 'fairly peripheral' to region.


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Foreign policy experts have questioned French President Emmanuel Macron's drive for an Australia-France-India "strategic axis" for the Indo-Pacific, with doubts France's interest can be sustained given the Pacific is a long way from Paris, reports the Australian Financial Review.