Trump will meet with leaders from around the world in the UK this week to commemorate NATO’s 70th anniversary. The military alliance was formed to counterweight Soviet armies.
Seventy years on, with its members rising from 12 to 29, the alliance is expected to discuss new 21st century challenges.
Senior Trump administration officials said the president is expected to discuss China, Russia, and EU defense plans.
5G providers “will absolutely” be brought up, they said, adding that it’s a “very, very high priority.”
The United States, Australia, and New Zealand have completely banned Huawei from their 5G networks.
It’s well-documented that the telecoms giant has close links to the Chinese Communist Party.
Some key NATO members, like Germany and France, have not completely excluded Huawei from their 5G networks. The UK has not yet made a decision.
Trump and the first lady will attend a NATO leaders reception hosted by the Queen Tuesday evening.
He’s also set to have a working lunch with representatives from Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Lithuania, Bulgaria, and the UK.
A bilateral meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is in the midst of an election campaign, is yet to be scheduled.