The U.S. secretary of state, Michael Pompeo, who is on a tour of East Europe, and Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa met in Bled on Aug. 13 and advocated the strengthening of transatlantic partnership and of joint work on cyber security and energy policies, the Hina agency has reported.
"We discussed very important subjects and the strategic partnership of our two countries," Pompeo told reporters.
The U.S. secretary of state signed a bilateral declaration with Slovenian Foreign Minister Anze Logar, about the security conditions for the establishing of the new 5G network.
"There is a clear difference between free and unfree nations, and by signing an agreement on cyber security we are also protecting human rights," Pompeo said, stressing the importance of a stable energy network and of energy independence.
Jansa said that Slovenia wanted to become "a credible partner in NATO" and to continue the policy with the U.S. "that has enabled the fall of the 'Iron Curtain' and of the Berlin wall."