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Morrison says 'premature' for AUKUS expansion to include Japan

Former Australian PM welcomes NATO outreach to Indo-Pacific

Former Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks with Nikkei Asia in Tokyo on Feb. 17. (Photo by Andrew Sharp)

TOKYO -- Former Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says it is too early to expand his country's AUKUS security pact with the U.S. and the U.K. to countries such as Japan or India.

"AUKUS was always set up to be a trilateral arrangement," Morrison told Nikkei Asia on Friday, on the sidelines of a conference in Tokyo.

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