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Pompeo says U.S. too often absent from central Europe

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends a plenary session in Budapest, Hungary, February 11, 2019. REUTERS/Tamas Kaszas

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – The United States should not let Russian President Vladimir Putin “drive a wedge between friends and NATO”, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday.

Speaking in the Hungarian capital Budapest, Pompeo also said the United States should be more engaged in the region.

Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Editing by Robin Pomeroy

via Reuters