San Diego was the center of the world’s attention in mid-March when President Joe Biden met with the British and Australian prime ministers to announce a phased plan for Australia to acquire conventionally armed, nuclear-powered submarines.

While in town for the trilateral meeting, Rishi Sunak, the U.K. prime minister, was interviewed by NBC Nightly News anchor, Lester Holt, on the USS Midway Museum’s flight deck. 

“I was privileged to visit the Midway during my first trip to the United States as prime minister of the United Kingdom,” said Rishi. “The special relationship between the U.K. and the U.S. is built on decades of friendship, as well as our proud history in standing shoulder-to-shoulder together in times of global uncertainty.”

More than 10 million viewers watched the interview on Midway, which was aired on NBC’s TODAY morning news program, as well as on its Nightly News broadcast.

“Standing on board the Midway was an important reminder of how our armed forces have proudly defended peace and security together, and will continue to do so for generations to come, said Rishi.”

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