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NEWS | Jan. 19, 2024

Readout of Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Sasha Baker's Meeting With Australian Secretary of the Department of Defence Greg Moriarty

U.S. Department of Defense

Department of Defense Spokesman Lt. Col. David Herndon provided the following readout:

Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Sasha Baker met with Australian Secretary of the Department of Defence Greg Moriarty at the Pentagon today to discuss growing defense and security cooperation between the United States and Australia.

Against the backdrop of unprecedented momentum for the "Unbreakable Alliance," the two officials emphasized their commitment to further deepen defense cooperation, including through defense technology collaboration, force posture initiatives, and the trilateral AUKUS partnership with the United Kingdom.

They affirmed the ironclad alliance between the United States and Australia and committed to continue their cooperation with regional allies and partners toward a shared vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific.

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