The UK, Australia and US are natural allies – while we may be separated geographically, we share interests and values as leading democracies and strong believers in freedom.
Last week, the Prime Minister announced a new security partnership with the US and Australia, making the world safer and generating jobs across every part of the United Kingdom. This new security partnership will protect and defend our shared collective interests in the Indo-Pacific.
Joined by President Biden and Prime Minister Morrison, the Prime Minister announced a new ‘AUKUS’ defence partnership, which will strengthen our security collaboration, foster deeper integration on defence science and technology, and see Australia draw on British and US expertise to help them acquire a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines. The agreement reflects the unique level of trust and cooperation between our three countries, who already share extensive intelligence through the Five Eyes alliance.
The new alliance will join us even more closely together with some of our oldest friends, help protect our people against new and emerging threats and create hundreds of skilled jobs across our Union as we continue to drive forward with levelling up.
The Prime Minister said:
The UK, Australia and US are natural allies – while we may be separated geographically, our interests and values are shared. The AUKUS alliance will bring us closer than ever, creating a new defence partnership and driving jobs and prosperity.
This partnership will become increasingly vital for defending our interests in the Indo-Pacific region and, by extension, protecting our people back at home.