Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media on September 19 following France’s decision to recall its ambassadors to Canberra and Washington. Photo: EPA
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media on September 19 following France’s decision to recall its ambassadors to Canberra and Washington. Photo: EPA

‘Not a defence alliance’: Australia looks to assuage Asean’s concerns over Aukus nuclear subs deal

  • Canberra’s envoy to the Southeast Asian bloc says the arrangement will not change Australia’s commitment to Asean-led regional infrastructure
  • His comments come after Malaysia and Indonesia laid out worries about a potential nuclear arms race, with an analyst warning of China’s response

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media on September 19 following France’s decision to recall its ambassadors to Canberra and Washington. Photo: EPA
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media on September 19 following France’s decision to recall its ambassadors to Canberra and Washington. Photo: EPA
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