French foreign minister looks to deepen defence ties

By Dominic Giannini
Updated December 4 2023 - 3:40am, first published 3:31am
French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Catherine Colonna, is visiting Australia this week. (EPA PHOTO)
French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Catherine Colonna, is visiting Australia this week. (EPA PHOTO)

The defence minister is heading to New Caledonia for a regional security gathering, as the French foreign affairs minister arrives for bilateral meetings with the federal government.