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Indonesia and Malaysia concerned over AUKUS nuclear subs plan

Published on 18 Oct 2021 10:42:50 PM

Indonesia and Malaysia share strong reservations over Australia's decision to acquire nuclear-powered submarines, even though nuclear weapons were not part of the plan, said foreign minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.

Referring to AUKUS, a trilateral security pact agreed last month between Australia, the United States and Britain, Saifuddin told a joint news conference after a meeting with Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi on Monday that the two Southeast Asian nations were similarly concerned about its ramifications.

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