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Biden-Johnson announcement – live: Executives make major “AUKUS alliance” announcement

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Boris Johnson is expected to make a national security announcement alongside the leaders of the United States and Australia amid reports of a new alliance between the three countries to counter China.

“At 10 p.m. BST tonight, the Prime Minister will deliver a speech to the camera, alongside US President Biden and Australian Prime Minister Morrison, on a strategic national security announcement,” Downing Street said in a statement.

Politico announced that the three leaders will announce a new working group, known by the acronym AUKUS, to help countries share information in key technological areas, such as artificial intelligence, cyber, underwater systems. and long-range strike capabilities.

He said sources had argued that the “subtext” of the decision was an offer by Western allies to “repel China’s rise in military and technological matters.”

The joint announcement is also expected to confirm that the United States will provide a nuclear-powered submarine to Australia, with Scott Morrison’s government abandoning its $ 90 billion submarine contract with France, according to reports. .

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The leader of the Conservative Party of Canada asked why his country had been excluded from the expected alliance between the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia which will be announced tonight.

“Canada has left out again … do our allies just not trust? [Justin] Trudeau? Erin O’Toole, who is the country’s opposition leader, wrote on Twitter.

Conrad DuncanSeptember 15, 2021 9:52 PM

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Conrad DuncanSeptember 15, 2021 9:40 PM

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Boris Johnson “will announce a new alliance with the United States and Australia”

Boris Johnson is set to announce a new alliance with the United States and Australia in a bid to counter China’s global power, according to reports.

It has been reported that Mr Johnson, US President Joe Biden and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will announce a new working group, known by the acronym AUKUS, to enable countries to share information in key technology areas.

These are expected to include artificial intelligence, cybersystems, underwater systems, and long-range strike capabilities.

In an integrated security and foreign policy review earlier this year, the British government presented plans for a “tilt” of concentration towards the Indo-Pacific region, with the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth being deployed for a journey east.

Conrad DuncanSeptember 15, 2021 9:25 PM

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Hello and welcome to The independentLive coverage of Boris Johnson’s national security announcement tonight.

Conrad DuncanSeptember 15, 2021 9:14 PM


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