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WorldPompeo visits Hungary, to raise concerns about China, Russia

14:35  11 february  2019
14:35  11 february  2019 Source:   msn.com

China, Russia concerns top Pompeo agenda in Central Europe

China, Russia concerns top Pompeo agenda in Central Europe U.S. fears about China and Russia's growing influence in Central Europe will top Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's agenda as he heads to the region.

American officials say Pompeo will raise those concerns in Hungary and Slovakia during visits there Monday and Tuesday. The officials say he'll press leaders on the importance of countering efforts by China and Russia to pull the countries away from the West. Pompeo is expected to cite issues

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. fears about China and Russia 's growing influence in Central Europe will top Secretary of State Mike Pompeo 's agenda as he heads to the The administration has made a point of reaching out to Hungary 's nationalist Prime Minister Victor Orban, who shares Trump's strong

Pompeo visits Hungary, to raise concerns about China, Russia © The Associated Press From left, National Security Adviser John Bolton, accompanied by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and President Donald Trump, speaks before Trump signs a National Security Presidential Memorandum to launch the "Women's Global Development and Prosperity" Initiative in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

BUDAPEST, Hungary — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY'-oh) is in Hungary on the first leg of a five-nation European tour on which he'll raise concerns about China and Russia's growing influence in Central Europe.

Pompeo warns Eastern Europe on Chinese and Russian meddling

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U.S. fears about China and Russia 's growing influence in Central Europe will top Secretary of State Mike Pompeo 's agenda as he heads to the region this week, Trump administration officials say. Pompeo leaves Sunday on a five-nation tour of Europe that will begin in Hungary

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. fears about China and Russia 's growing influence in Central Europe will top Secretary of State Mike Pompeo 's agenda as he heads to the The administration has made a point of reaching out to Hungary 's nationalist Prime Minister Victor Orban, who shares Trump's strong

Pompeo is to meet in Budapest on Monday with Hungary's nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban to stress the importance of promoting democracy and the rule of law. Officials say he'll make the case that such steps are key to countering Russian and Chinese efforts to pull Hungary and other countries in the region away from the West.

The officials say Pompeo will point to Central Europe's reliance on Russian energy and the presence of the Chinese high-tech telecom firm Huawei (WAH'-way), particularly in Hungary.

The officials weren't authorized to publicly discuss Pompeo's travel and spoke on the condition of anonymity.

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