Pompeo warns Italy over China's economic influence

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in Rome, Italy, September 30, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane/Pool reuters_tickers
This content was published on September 30, 2020 - 13:54

ROME (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday he was concerned about China's plans to extend its economic influence in Italy and warned Rome to be on its guard.

Looking to reassure Pompeo, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio told a joint news conference that the government understood U.S. worries over the development of advanced 5G technologies and said all contracts would be carefully reviewed.

(Reporting by Angelo Amante; Writing by Crispian Balmer, editing by Gavin Jones)

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