South Australian MoU with UK forges closer ties

The South Australian Government and the United Kingdom have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, signalling the start of a co-operative working agreement in strategic areas of mutual interest, which includes defence and space.

The MoU was signed in Adelaide by UK Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs Lord David Cameron and South Australian Premier Peter Malinauskas. It aims to facilitate commercial, cultural, educational and research, and development collaboration.

Key focus areas for closer co-operation are defence workforce development and skills capability, critical technologies, creative industries and space. In addition, both jurisdictions have agreed to work together to advance their shared interest in decarbonisation, hydrogen and renewable energy transition.

The announcement reinforces the strong ties between South Australia and the United Kingdom as part of the AUKUS defence and security partnership and follows the news of Adelaide becoming the home for nuclear-powered SSN-AUKUS submarine construction.

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