‘Understand me’: Hun Sen links AUKUS to concerns for Cambodia’s Chinese-funded naval base

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has aired concerns about the transparency of Australia’s submarine ambitions during a rambling speech in which he also accepted they would be nuclear-powered and not nuclear armed.

The strongman PM also linked the AUKUS announcement to Australian distrust over a controversial Chinese-funded naval base.

The Cambodian leader was among more than 60 world leaders who were briefed by the Australian government on its $368 billion plan to acquire a fleet of nuclear-propelled submarines before the details were unveiled in San Diego by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, United States President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Tuesday.

In full: https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/understand-me-hun-sen-links-aukus-to-concerns-for-cambodia-s-chinese-funded-naval-base-20230316-p5csw3.html

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