Aukus-USA, UK and Australia highlight progress for nuclear-powered submarine – 09/23/2022 at 23:48

WASHINGTON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – As the Aukus security pact between the United States, Britain and Australia marks its first anniversary, leaders from the three countries said on Friday they had made “significant progress” to Australia’s acquisition of a nuclear-powered submarine.

“We are determined that Australia acquires this capability as soon as possible,” US President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Liz Truss and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said in a statement.

The Aukus Security Pact is seen as a strategy by the three countries to push back against China’s growing power and influence, particularly with regard to Taiwan and the South China Sea.

(Report Eric Beech, French version Matthieu Protard)

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