Secretary Pompeo kicks-off five nation trip in Central Europe

Secretary Pompeo kicks-off five nation trip in Central Europe

But the top USA diplomat is making push-back against Huawei a key theme of his trip to Europe this week, with additional stops in Poland, Slovakia, Belgium and Iceland.

The agency said that the Chinese telecommunications company is "a major player in Hungary" - while Pompeo said he would tell PM Viktor Orban and other officials that cooperation with that company represents "risk to information security and privacy and could harm cooperation with the United States".

"The people of Europe have come to a historic crossroads", Orban said in his speech, criticizing "mixed population countries" and saying Christian majorities in some countries could soon become minorities.

Szijjarto welcomed Pompeo's calls for closer ties, but also brushed off the criticism on relations with Russian Federation and China.

"We're fine with companies competing, but they have got to do so in a way that's fair and open and transparent, and they can't do so with anything other than an economic motive", he said. He will wrap up the tour with brief stops in Belgium and Iceland.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is kicking off his five nation tour of Europe.

"This is the Hungarians' answer, not immigration", Orban said.

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President Barack Obama's administration had largely steered clear of Orban, who won a third consecutive term a year ago in a campaign based on anti-immigration policies and whose policies have been met with street protests and deepening concern within the EU.

This policy is meant to reverse the declining population in the European country.

The right-wing Orbán, a staunch immigration opponent who's been skeptical of the European Union, handily won re-election last April while voters gave his party a super-majority in Hungarian Parliament. His fiery rhetoric against migrants and refusal to join a new European Union public prosecutor's office focusing on fraud and corruption have also raised concerns.

Human rights groups and others have lamented Pompeo's plans to meet with Orban and urged him to take a strong stance against his worrisome policies.

Pompeo, the first US secretary of state to visit Slovakia in 14 years, told President Andrej Kiska: "It's been too long since America has been deeply engaged here".

"We have to show up or expect to lose", one official said.

Other perks aimed at reversing Hungary's population decline include an $8,825 subsidy toward the purchase of a seven-seat auto for families with three or more children and a low-interest loan of $35,300 for women under 40 who marry for the first time.

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