Britain’s new foreign minister, Liz Truss, said in an article published on Sunday that his country’s new security pact with Australia and the United States demonstrates its willingness to “consolidate” in the defense of its interests.
The deal angered France, as Canberra abandoned a multi-billion dollar deal to buy French submarines and reached an alternative deal with Britain and the United States. That deal also shocked China, the largest emerging power in the Indo-Pacific region.
In his article in the Sunday Telegraph, the British minister said: “In theory it is about more than foreign policy. But it does something for the people. in Britain and overseas partner with like-minded countries to build alliances based on shared values and common interests. “
He added that the deal also highlights Britain’s commitment to security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.
On Friday, France recalled its ambassadors from the United States and Australia to protest the security deal.
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