The U.S. government is trying to push the influence of Russia and China in Central Europe: U.S.-foreign Minister Mike Pompeo travels according to information of the Ministry on Monday for talks to Budapest, Bratislava and Warsaw.
A senior U.S. government employees, said on Friday in Washington, a lack of American commitment in Central Europe have led to a "vacuum" would be filled by Russia and China willingly.
Pompeo will "encourage the allies to increase across the Board of their resistance against Russia and China in trade, energy, security and the rule of law". The three countries are EU and Nato members.
Further, it was said, the USA wanted to fight for a "positive influence" in the Region. Both in Hungary and in Slovakia and Poland, a message will be Pompeos: "We do not expect those to whom the United States will help support our rivals, and that it is the job of our allies to preserve freedom in Europe." Pompeo, the role of stress, the played the USA at the end of the Eastern bloc, some 30 years ago.
Since 20 years in Bratislava
The government pointed out that 20 years ago an American Minister of foreign Affairs in Bratislava. In Hungary, the last visit by a US President in 2006, was made during Russian President Vladimir Putin's alone been in the last year, two Times in the country.
He will assume that Pompeo in Budapest will also address the "Problem" of the close relationship of the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to Putin.
In Warsaw wants to participate Pompeo on a conference on "peace and security in the Middle East", in the United States and Poland will host.
A second senior government employees opposed to the impression that it could be against Iran, addressed the conference. "Not a specific country or theme will dominate the agenda of the conference," he said. After his stay in Central Europe Pompeo wants to travel to political talks after Brussels and Reykjavik.
Created: 08.02.2019, 21:38 PM