FILE PHOTO: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Polish President Andrzej Duda shake hands during a joint news conference at Belvedere Palace in Warsaw, Poland, February 13, 2019. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
WARSAW (Reuters) – The United States welcomes Poland’s commitment to “protecting the telecoms sector from China”, U.S. Vice president Mike Pence said in Warsaw on Wednesday.
In January, Poland arrested a Chinese employee of Chinese tech giant Huawei and a former Polish security official on spying allegations.
“The recent action your government has taken against a Huawei executive and a polish national accused of cooperating with him demonstrate your government’s commitment to ensure our telecommunications sector is not compromised in a way that threatens our national security,” Pence told a press conference.
“We must continue to work so that all investment review mechanisms protect critical security and economic infrastructure going forward,” he said.
Pence was speaking during a joint press conference with Poland’s President Andrzej Duda.
Reporting by Joanna Plucinska, Writing by Alan Charlish; Editing by Susan Fenton
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