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Pompeo visits Hungary, to raise concerns about China, Russia

AP  |  Budapest 

US is in on the first leg of a five-nation on which he'll raise concerns about and Russia's growing influence in

is to meet in on Monday with Hungary's 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 and other in the region away from the West.

The officials say will point to Central Europe's reliance on Russian and the presence of the Chinese firm Huawei, particularly in

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

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 18:15 IST