Pompeo Announces Tour of Europe Next Week

By Agence France-Presse |

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington, Aug. 5, 2020. (Photo credit: VOA News)

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday he would visit Poland and three other European countries next week, as the United States announced plans to reposition troops outside of Germany.

During this tour, which will begin Aug. 11, the U.S. top diplomat will also visit the Czech Republic, Slovenia and Austria.

“It will be a very important and productive trip,” he said, announcing the tour during a press conference.

Polish President Andrzej Duda, a populist conservative, was narrowly reelected to a new five-year term last month after a highly polarizing campaign in which he was notably received into the White House by Donald Trump.

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