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STATEMENT: U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy on the National Defense Authorization Act
December 15, 2023

“Yesterday the United States reaffirmed that we have no closer or more important ally than Australia. In an overwhelming bipartisan vote, the U.S. Congress approved the unprecedented transfer of our most advanced submarines and defense capabilities to Australia— and I know President Biden looks forward to signing the bill into law. From the AUKUS announcement in March, the climate compact in May, and the State Visit in October, this has been a historic year for the U.S.-Australia alliance, and I can’t think of a better way to top it off.” — U.S. Ambassador to Australia Caroline Kennedy.