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5G act on the basis of safety and performance: the French minister of finance

The French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire delivers a speech during a high-level forum on the debt to the ministry of Finance in Paris, France, May 7, 2019. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

PARIS (Reuters) – the French Finance Minister, Bruno Le Maire, said a decision by France in respect of 5G would be based on the safety and performance of the networks, and Le Maire added that France would not designate a specific operator is not welcome.

Last week, the French President, Emmanuel Macron said that it was not the intention of France to block Huawei, nor to launch any kind of technological war, a day after the U.S. government moved to the black list of the Chinese telecom giant.

Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta

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