Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to sailors aboard the USS Ronald Reagan on Friday, July 12, 2019, during Talisman Sabre. TYRA M. CAMPBELL/U.S. NAVY
Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to sailors aboard the USS Ronald Reagan on Friday, July 12, 2019, during Talisman Sabre. TYRA M. CAMPBELL/U.S. NAVY

US, Australia ‘see the world through the same eyes,’ Aussie leader says aboard US carrier

by Caitlin Doornbos
Stars and Stripes

ROCKHAMPTON, Australia – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday flew to visit the USS Ronald Reagan in the Coral Sea, the U.S. Navy said Saturday.

Aboard the ship, he spoke to a crowd of U.S. and Royal Australian Navy sailors participating in the eighth iteration of the two nations’ Talisman Sabre exercise this month. Held every other year, the exercise is designed to “strengthen and illustrate Australia-U.S. combat readiness” and their ability to work together, the Navy statement said.

“Our two countries have always understood each other and stood by each other,” Morrison said, according to a transcript of his speech. “… Australia and the United States see the world through the same eyes."

Morrison said it was an honor to visit the Japan-based aircraft carrier that serves as an “extraordinary symbol not only of American power, but of the United States’ commitment to the many nations of this region and their security,” according to the transcript.

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