The United States and Slovenia will sign a joint declaration on technologies 5G

Earlier, several countries signed agreements with Washington, which remove Chinese companies from creating new generation communications networks.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is meeting with leaders in Slovenia on Thursday, where they intend to sign a joint declaration on 5G technologies.

Over the past year, some European countries, including Poland, Estonia, and the Czech Republic, have signed an agreement with the United States, promising that foreign governments will not control 5G equipment suppliers without independent judicial control, which excludes Chinese firms.

This is the first visit of the US Secretary of State to Slovenia since 2011.

His working schedule for Thursday includes meetings with Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša, Foreign Minister Anze Logar, and President Borut Pahor.

The State Department said that among the main topics discussed will be nuclear energy and the integration of the countries of the Western Balkans.

Pompeo arrived in the Czech Republic on Wednesday, saying that China’s economic power in some ways poses a more significant threat than the Soviet Union during the Cold War.