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Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 25836, tabled on 27 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the progress achieved with AUKUS counterparts on improving joint security.

Answered on

4 July 2022

Euro-Atlantic and Indo-Pacific security are indivisible: we need both. The AUKUS partnership is a strategic opportunity for global security and for stability in the Indo-Pacific. The Foreign Secretary discusses AUKUS with her Australian and American counterparts frequently and they remain fully committed to the partnership.

We have commenced work in the four original areas of advanced capabilities under AUKUS and, as announced by the Prime Minister, the then-Prime Minister of Australia, and the President of the United States in April in their statement on progress, are also scoping opportunities for trilateral cooperation in other areas.