Rishi Sunak met Joe Biden and Anthony Albanese in San Diego to announce the next stage of the Aukus plan. This comes as the PM predicted a “difficult and dangerous decade” in a security and foreign policy review.
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The UK, US, and Australia will work together “keep our oceans free” with a new generation of nuclear-powered attack submarines, Rishi Sunak has said.
Mr. Sunak met US President Joe Biden and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese in San Diego to announce the next stage of the Aukus partnership plan.
The plan will deliver nuclear-powered submarines to Australia as it seeks to counter Chinese activities in the Pacific Ocean.
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First announced in 2021, the Aukus partnership was Australia’s reaction to China’s actions. Since then, the UK has published its integrated review of foreign and security policy, which highlights China’s “more aggressive stance”.
“For the first time ever, it will mean three fleets of submarines working together across both the Atlantic and Pacific, keeping our oceans free, open, and prosperous for decades to come,” Mr. Sunak said.
He added that the collaboration would deliver “one of the most advanced” submarines “the world has ever known” and will replace the UK’s seven Astute-class submarines.