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White House adviser says UK’s 5G actions won’t hinder trade deal – Source Reuters Tech News

FILE PHOTO: A smartphone with the Huawei and 5G network logo is seen on a PC motherboard in this illustration picture taken January 29, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Britain’s decision to grant China-based Huawei Technologies HWT.UL a limited role in its 5G network despite U.S. concerns will not hinder efforts to reach a U.S.-UK trade deal, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Friday.

“We will be working with our British cousins on 5G. We think we can work with them and show them options. We’d love to do a free trade agreement,” Kudlow told Fox Business Network.

Asked if a reportedly contentious call between U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson could interrupt the planned deal, Kudlow said: “No, it wont” and cast doubt on the report.

The Financial Times on Thursday reported that Trump was “apoplectic” in the call with Johnson last week following the UK decision on 5G despite the Trump…

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