‘Should not be shocking’: Albanian defends AUKUS nuclear submarine plan

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has defended Australia’s determination to accumulate nuclear submarines beneath the AUKUS pact, after French President Emmanuel Macron expressed concern concerning the plan forward of the APEC summit in Bangkok.

Macron has warned that the AUKUS deal might gas “nuclear confrontation” with China.

“It ought to come as no shock that we now have entered into offers with our most vital ally, the US, and our most traditionally important, the UK,” Albanese instructed Sky Information Australia.

“And what it means to enhance nationwide safety for every of those three nation-states, but additionally to acknowledge that by cooperating, by sharing expertise, we will enhance our collective safety for our nice democracies.”