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German minister fears excluding Huawei could hurt economy

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German minister fears excluding Huawei could hurt economy
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BERLIN (Reuters) – Excluding China’s Huawei from participating in the construction of Germany’s 5G next-generation mobile network could hurt Europe’s largest economy, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Wednesday.

Seehofer, a Bavarian conservative, urged dialogue with China and a technical solution to concerns about security.

He warned against excluding Huawei, adding that in such a scenario: “Then I fear that would leave a mark on economic development.”

(Reporting by Andreas Rinke; Writing by Paul Carrel; Editing by Michelle Martin)

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