Biden to discuss security deal, Taiwan Strait with Australian PM

US President Joe Biden met with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Sunday to discuss security pacts and issues surrounding the Taiwan Strait, according to the White House.

The AUKUS security pact between the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia is intended to help Western allies counter the Chinese regime’s growing aggression, particularly its military build-up, pressure on Taiwan, and its disputed expansion into southern China. is considered an effort. Sea.

At the heart of the AUKUS agreement is a plan to provide Australia with the technology and capabilities to deploy conventionally armed nuclear submarines.

The two leaders met on the sidelines of the East Asia summit in Cambodia and also discussed Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, according to a White House statement.

“Leaders have recognized that maintaining peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait is essential,” the White House said.

The Chinese Communist regime staged a war game in August after U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taipei, and since then has seen fighter jets cross the narrow Taiwan Strait’s delicate centerline almost daily. has continued its military activities in

Relations between China and the United States have been strained in recent years over issues such as tariffs, Taiwan, intellectual property, cybersecurity, the stripping of Hong Kong’s autonomy and the origin of the coronavirus.

Relations between Australia and China have also deteriorated, with the Chinese regime imposing sanctions on some Australian imports and angrily responding to Canberra’s call for an international investigation into the origins of COVID-19. there is

Albanians also briefly met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Cambodia on Sunday, amid expectations of a formal summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Biden told Asian leaders on Sunday that U.S. lines of communication with China would remain open to prevent conflict, saying the U.S. would “compete fiercely” with Beijing while “not letting the competition turn into confrontation.” I’ll do it,’ he said.

Kanishka Singh