Pompeo arrives in Czech Republic at start of central Europe visit

(VOVWORLD) - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Prague on Tuesday opening a five-day visit through Central Europe with an agenda including China's role in 5G network construction.

The focus will be on Pompeo's campaign for nations to reject cooperation with Huawei, the Chinese telecom giant considered a threat by Washington as it takes a lead in fifth-generation Internet.

Pompeo will deliver a speech in the Czech Senate and hold a short meeting with Czech President Milos Zeman on Wednesday and will then travel to Slovenia where he is due to sign a bilateral agreement on 5G security.

The same day, Pompeo will travel to Austria to meet Chancellor Sebastian Kurz for talks on US-Austrian trade and Austria's involvement in peacekeeping missions worldwide.

Finally, the secretary will move on to Poland on Saturday to discuss the redeployment of troops pulled from Germany.

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