The AMERICAN President Donald Trump is nominated for the ambassador of Italy, and Lewis Eisenberg testifies in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on his nomination on Capitol Hill in Washington, USA, July 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
ROME (Reuters) – The U.S. ambassador in Italy, Lewis Eisenberg, visited the Rome headquarters of the Italian phone group Telecom Italia on Wednesday, a Reuters witness said.
The U. S embassy and Telecom Italia declined to comment on whether the visit was related to the US demands that the European allies do not make use of technology supplied by the chinese Huawei International.
Huawei, the world’s largest producer of telecommunications equipment, faces international control over its ties with the Chinese government, and the presumption Beijing could use its technology for espionage — something the company has denied.
Ambassador Eisenberg no reaction at the end of the visit, that lasted for about 30 minutes.
Reporting by Alberto Sisto, writing by Giselda Vagnoni, editing by Silvia Aloisi