The Indo-Pacific Partnership of Washington, London and Canberra (AUKUS) and the Quadripartite Security Dialogue (Australia, India, USA and Japan) complement and reinforce each other. This was announced by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday, September 24.
“They are fully complementary, they are not in any way mutually exclusive. AUKUS and the Quartet support each other, they strengthen each other. This is the whole point of the Quartet and AUKUS. They are not intended to replace something, but to add something, ”he told reporters in Washington.
Morrison said that even before the official announcement of the new partnership, he discussed the initiative with the Prime Ministers of India and Japan.
“I had the opportunity to talk with Prime Ministers Modi and Suga before we announced the creation of AUKUS and further actions regarding nuclear powered submarines,” he said in TASS, citing the White House press pool. …
According to the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and Yoshihide Suga received this news “warmly” because they understand “what this partnership means for the region.”
The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) was founded in 2007 for interaction in the Asia-Pacific region and the Indian Ocean region. In November 2017, a coalition was formed by the four countries as part of a new strategy to secure critical shipping routes in the Indo-Pacific region.
On Wednesday, September 22, Scott Morrison announced how beneficial the AUKUS partnership is for European countries. He recalled the opportunities for the European Union in the Indo-Pacific region and listed how much cooperation with Europe brings for Australians.
The Trilateral Security Partnership – AUKUS – was launched on September 15, 2021, through the signing of an agreement between representatives of Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. For the sake of new opportunities, Canberra terminated a $ 66 billion contract with Paris for the supply of submarines and provoked a diplomatic scandal.