French President Macron, UK PM Johnson speak over phone

This combo photo shows French President Emmanuel Macron (right) and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. (PHOTOS / AP)

PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron spoke over the phone on Friday with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, said Macron's office, during which Johnson had told Macron that Britain wanted to restore its cooperation with France.

The phone conversation came just days after UK PM Boris Johnson had told France to get a grip and give allies in the United States and Australia a break over a row about a trilateral nuclear submarine deal that tore up a separate French contract

The phone conversation between the two leaders came just days after Johnson had told France to get a grip and give allies in the United States and Australia a break over a row about a trilateral nuclear submarine deal that tore up a separate French contract.

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Macron replied to Johnson that he would wait to see the British Prime Minister's proposals, added Macron's office.

Earlier in September, France recalled its ambassadors from the United States and Australia, after the United States and Britain signed a nuclear submarines deal with Australia, causing Australia to scrap a previous $40 billion French-designed submarine deal.

France's ambassador is set to return to Washington, after Macron spoke to US President Joe Biden this week.

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Meanwhile, Johnson and Macron agreed to keep talking about issues such as the Northern Ireland Protocol, according to a statement from Johnson's office said.

The pair also agreed to intensify cooperation on the issue of small boats carrying migrants across the English Channel.