Huawei welcome in France, sensitive investments can be blocked: French minister

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French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire attends the questions to the government session at the National Assembly in Paris, France, November 27, 2018. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

PARIS (Reuters) – French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Friday Chinese tech giant Huawei [HWT.UL] was welcome in France, though the government could block certain investments.

“It’s a company that plays an important role in France, that invests in France and these investments are welcome,” Le Maire told journalists after talks with Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua.

“If some of the investments touch on national sovereignty or sensitive technologies, it’s up to us the government to set certain limits,” Le Maire added.

Reporting by Leigh Thomas, Editing by Dominique Vidalon

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