The agreement signed by Pence and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in Warsaw supports the plans outlined in “The Prague Proposals,” a series of measures taken in May to ensure the future security of the next generation`s communication networks. “We recognize that 5G networks will only be as powerful as their weakest link,” he said, adding: “We must unite to prevent the Communist Party from using Chinese subsidiaries like Huawei to collect information while supporting China`s military and state security services – with our technology.” “The American expectations for this visit were much higher than its final effects,” said Alicja Bachulska, a Chinese analyst at the University of Warsaw`s Asian Research Center. “Poland is looking to diversify 5G suppliers to balance its own interests. Warsaw is trying to avoid a direct confrontation with Beijing in the style of the Trump administration, but relations with Washington remain of the utmost importance. Monday`s consensus, as the United States relaunches its campaign against Chinese telecom giant Huawei, is the result of mounting political pressure on EU member states. Given the high political, technological and financial costs of limiting or even excluding Huawei`s participation in local 5G networks, Americans should “make a positive, constructive and long-term proposal for the region,” Jakobowski said. “Washington should create a framework for cooperation, such as a partnership for technological innovation. B to improve cooperation between start-ups or to help finance local digital connections. Without upsetting a viable vision of an alternative digital ecosystem, it can be ineffective. According to Jakobowski, such close cooperation between the CEE and the United States would not exclude Beijing from the region, as “China can still deal with indelicate areas of cooperation with the EEC, such as connectivity, transport or trade.” Paradoxically, the recent debate on 5G shows what unites Washington, Berlin and Beijing: their paternalistic approach to the EEC region. “It is believed that the EEC region lacks experts who understand China and who are aware of the opportunities, challenges and risks associated with close cooperation with Beijing,” Bachulska said. “CeE should build a coherent local narrative to prove that the region is capable of making strategic decisions independently and consciously.” “We will continue to provide Poland with safe and reliable products and solutions and will make our innovations the engine of Polish economic growth.” The proposed 5G security measures coincide with a strengthening of security relations with the United States last year. The national broadband plan, adopted by the Polish government in 2020, adapts Polish plans for the development of electronic communications networks to the objectives set by the European Commission to allow access to modern electronic communications services. Under the plan, Poles will have universal access to the internet by 2025, with bandwidth of at least 100 Mbps or more.