UK, US and Australia launch pact to counter China
Britain the US and Australia have launched a new defence and security partnership with plans to develop a fleet of nuclear powered submarines, for the Australian Navy. Boris Johnson says the project will be crucial to protection of the allies shared interests in the Indo Pacific region. But China quickly condemned what it called a cold war mentality. We start our coverage on our defence correspondent, Jonathan bill.
Britain’s decision to send its aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth and other warships to the Pacific is proof of the growing strategic importance of the region, the UK, US and Australia are all increasingly concerned about the more assertive China, hence the decision to step up their military cooperation, and the importance in for the leaders of all three countries to announce this new defence partnership orcas for short. Today we’re taking another historic step to deepen and formalise cooperation among all three of our nations .
because we all recognise the imperative of ensuring peace and stability in the Indo Pacific over the long term, need to be able to address both the current strategic environment in the region, and how it may evolve because of the future of each of our nations and indeed the world depends on a free and open Indo Pacific enduring and flourishing in the decades ahead. As a stop Britain in America will help Australia build a new fleet of nuclear powered nuclear submarine Australia had originally asked Frank to help modernise its submarines,
but not deals now dead. It’s not yet clear how the work will be shared. But Britain hopes it will boost its defence industry. The system’s already built, the Royal Navy submarines and Rolls Royce, the nuclear reactors. The British official visit this defence partnership is not a response to
any. one country, but about stability and security in the Indo Pacific, it will not be welcomed by China, Jonathan VOB. Within the past hour the UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has been outlining the reasons for the new approach, but the lessons that people, places like Afghanistan is coalition’s matter, joining together to burden share matters in our world and, you know, globalisation is, is no different in international offence than it is in potentially the consumer world that we all the world is smaller and therefore I think Australia
wanted to be part of that club effectively of having nuclear powered submarines, and that’s the British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace, but also within the past now we’ve heard from China saying that Australia is in breach of Non Proliferation treaties, US, UK, exports, highly sensitive near power Summerlin technology to Australia, this once again shows that they are using export controls and applying several non nuclear weapon states. A MTP, and a party to a nuclear weapon, Pacific, folks.