Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Czech Prime Minister Babiš

Office of the Spokesperson

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš today, the 75th anniversary of Western Czechoslovakia’s liberation by allied forces from Nazi occupation at the end of World War II.  Secretary Pompeo and Prime Minister Babiš adopted a U.S.-Czech Joint Declaration on 5G Security, reaffirming commitment to the Prague Proposals.  The Secretary and the Prime Minister also discussed the common fight against COVID-19 and our shared interest in strengthening our trade and investment ties, including support for an OECD-led solution to a digital services tax.  The Secretary reiterated concerns about increased propaganda and malign influence from the People’s Republic of China and Russia and its proxies.