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Facing Beijing, Washington and London stand together


Highlights: Defense, nuclear, critical metals, the two allies strengthen their ties. The US and the UK have signed an agreement to work together on defense, nuclear and critical metals. The deal is part of a larger plan to strengthen ties between the U.S. and China. The two countries are also working together on a deal to improve the quality of energy in the United States. The U.K. is working with China on a plan to improve energy security in the region. The plan is aimed at reducing the cost of energy for the country.

Defense, nuclear, critical metals, the two allies strengthen their commercial ties.

London correspondent

Faced with China, the United States and the United Kingdom are closing ranks by renewing their famous and historic "special relationship". On the occasion of the visit to Washington of the British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak and Joe Biden adopted Thursday an "Atlantic Declaration" that aims to strengthen economic ties between the two countries, but also to do without Beijing for many supply chains.

This declaration covers strategic areas such as the defense industry, nuclear or critical minerals used in batteries and other industries of the ecological transition. British electric car manufacturers are expected to benefit from partial access to US tax credits as part of a deal on these strategic metals. For Downing Street, it is a question of arming oneself against Joe Biden's green technology subsidy package, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and, like the Europeans...

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