Secretary Pompeo Testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Pompeo: free nations must work together to confront authoritarian threats
Among the main threats to the free world, the secretary of state singled out the Communist Party of China
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa held a joint press conference on Thursday in the Slovenian city of Bled.
Pompeo noted the importance of the strategic partnership between the two countries at a time when “the contrast between free and non-free societies is clearer than ever, and free countries must work together to counter authoritarian threats.”.
The secretary of state recalled that Slovenia supported the EU sanctions against Russia, as it is concerned about Moscow’s malicious activities against Ukraine. He noted that there are other threats, chief among which is the Chinese Communist Party “and its desire to control the people, information and economies” of other countries..
Pompeo and Slovenian Foreign Minister signed a joint declaration that excludes untrustworthy suppliers from the 5G rollout process. “This will benefit the people of this country and all those who exchange information through complex network systems,” the Secretary of State said..
“In Europe and around the world, more and more leaders are making sovereign decisions to protect the privacy and personal freedoms of their citizens,” he added. “Everything is turning against the Chinese Communist Party and its efforts to limit our freedom.”.
The Secretary of State emphasized that Europe and the United States should cooperate on cybersecurity as they actively exchange information.
Speaking about cooperation in the field of energy, the secretary of state stressed: “We believe that it is incredibly important for America’s national security that Europe has a diversified energy base, that it has multiple sources, and that it does not rely only on Russia for energy resources. “.
Referring to the situation in Belarus, Pompeo said: “I am convinced that the EU and the US are equally concerned about what has happened and is happening in Belarus, and I very much hope that we can work together to ensure the best result for the citizens of Belarus”.
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