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Germany "moving in right direction" on Huawei curbs, U.S. official says

FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a face mask following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak walks past a booth of Huawei at the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, China September 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang/File Photo

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Germany’s decision to restrict Chinese mobile equipment maker Huawei is the right approach, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday, urging Berlin to support the NATO alliance by removing Chinese technology from European next-generation mobile networks.

Keith Krach, U.S. undersecretary of state for economic affairs, said he had met German officials and executives during his current tour of Europe.

“We are seeing things moving in the right direction in Germany ... There is really no future with Huawei,” he told reporters during an online forum.

Reporting by Robin Emmott and Toby Sterling, editing by Marine Strauss

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