Pompeo in Hungary for Orbán meeting as US reengages in region

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US secretary of state will dine with Hungarian leader before travelling to other countries

The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has embarked on a tour of central European countries aimed at countering the influence of Russia and China, after a decade in which the region has been sidelined by US diplomacy.

“When we’re not here others will show up,” said Pompeo at a joint press conference with the Hungarian foreign minister, Péter Szijjártó, on Monday afternoon in Budapest.

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