On Huawei, PM Johnson says Britain can’t prejudice safety or cooperation


Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks in the course of the plenary session of the NATO summit in Watford, Britain, December four, 2019. Ludovic Marin/Pool through Information

WATFORD, England (Information) – Britain’s determination on whether or not to permit Huawei a task in constructing 5G telecoms networks will likely be primarily based on guaranteeing the nationwide safety and guaranteeing cooperation with the U.S.-led 5 Eyes intelligence alliance, Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated on Wednesday.

“On Huawei and 5G, I don’t need this nation to be unnecessarily hostile to funding from abroad,” Johnson informed reporters.

“However, we can’t prejudice our important nationwide safety,” he added. “Nor can we prejudice our skill to cooperate with different important 5 Eyes safety companions – and that would be the key standards that informs our determination about Huawei.”

Writing by Kylie MacLellan and Elizabeth Piper; modifying by Man Faulconbridge