The french Finance Minister Bruno Le Mer announced Tuesday that France will not prevent the Chinese company Huawei from investing in the country, unlike Britain, which decided to get rid of the company’s equipment for the fifth generation network by 2027.
Le Meir told France Info radio that there is no blanket ban on Huawei in France, but sensitive sites will be protected.
“We will not prohibit Huawei’s investment in the fifth generation (network), we will protect our national security interests,” he said.
A few days ago, the United States welcomed the British decision to exclude Huawei from establishing the fifth generation network in the United Kingdom.
US National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien described the British move as reflecting an international understanding of Huawei and “others” that pose a threat to national security.
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The British government had excluded the Chinese telecom company from using Huawei equipment because of “security concerns”.
On the other hand, Huawei called on the British government to reconsider its decision, considering that the measure “frustrating” and “politicized.” “Unfortunately, our future in Britain has become politicized. It is related to US trade policy, not security,” said Ed Proester, a spokesman for the Chinese company in Britain.