Europe must act as one on Huawei, says French minister

January 28, 2019

WARSAW (Reuters) – Europe must act as one on Huawei, French European Affairs Minister Nathalie Loiseau said on Monday, addressing security issues in relation to China.

“Talking to China, we can’t do it each state on its own. … we should act as Europe,” Loiseau said at a debate in Warsaw, responding to a question about security issues and the Chinese telecommunications equipment maker.

Some Western governments, led by the United States, have barred the use of the Chinese company’s equipment in new networks over concerns the technology could be used for spying. Huawei has denied the claims.

(Reporting by Joanna Plucinska; Writing by Agnieszka Barteczko)