According to its prime minister France, Emmanuel Macron, the technology company Huawei will not be excluded from the development of the 5G network in the country, however priority will be given to other European ones Companies.
The announcement of the French leader came after the meeting he had with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of China, Wang Yi in Paris on Friday.
Macron, having already contacted the President of China, Xi Jinping, expressed his preference for companies such as Ericsson and Nokia, telling him, "You would do the same to me."
As Macron told reporters, "it's normal to want a European solution" because of the importance of "our security of communication" to us.
The French Information Security Agency ANSSI, said last month that Huawei Technologies Ltd. will not be banned by France, but the French telecommunications providers who buy it technology will only be able to obtain licenses for eight years. The French government has said it will limit its 5G technology Huawei, for the purpose of protecting military bases, nuclear installations and other sensitive sites.
Lately, Huawei has been in intense conflict with America both for competition and security reasons. U.S. officials say Huawei poses a threat to the country's security, which the company denies. America, for its part, is pushing Europeans and other allies to avoid technology as they upgrade their next-generation networks.
China, on the other hand, is trying to encourage Europeans to allow Chinese telecommunications and technology companies access to their markets.