France won't block China's Huawei: Macron

Source: Xinhua| 2019-05-17 19:57:42|Editor: mingmei
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PARIS, May 17 (Xinhua) -- France will allow the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei to build its 5G network infrastructure, while preserving national security, French President Emmanuel Macron said in the fringe of a tech summit in Paris on Thursday.

"Our perspective is not to block Huawei or any company. It is to preserve our national security and European sovereignty. But I think launching now, a technological war or a trade war ... is not appropriate," Macron said.

"First, it is not the best way to defend your national security. We do not need it. Secondly, it is not the best way to develop your own ecosystem, and have a world of cooperation and abate tensions," he told gathering at "VivaTech" meeting.

Defending France and Europe's "pragmatic and realistic" approach, the French president said he believes in cooperation and multilateralism to create jobs, develop businesses and improve innovation.

"At the same time, for 5G, we pay close attention to access to core network technologies to preserve our national security," Macron added.