Huawei presence complicates country partnerships with U.S.: Pompeo

Huawei products are seen in a shop in Bangkok
Huawei products are seen in a shop in Bangkok, Thailand, January 30, 2019. Picture taken January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

February 11, 2019

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – The United States will share its knowledge of risks involving Chinese telecoms equipment manufacturer Huawei with countries such as Hungary, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday during a visit to Budapest.

“If that (Huawei) equipment is co-located where we have important American systems, it makes it more difficult for us to partner alongside them,” Pompeo told journalists.

(Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Writing by Joanna Plucinska)