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Huawei open to European supervision: executive in speech

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By Foo Chee

(Reuters) - Chinese telecoms giant wants cybersecurity to be viewed as a technical rather than ideological issue and is open to supervision by governments to prove the point, a is expected to say on Thursday evening.

The comments due to be delievered in a speech by Abraham Liu, Huawei's to EU institutions, come as the company finds itself under fire over ties with the and suspicion that could use its technology for spying, which the company denies.

Liu will reiterate that has not and would never harm the interests of customers or countries.

"Cybersecurity should remain as a technical issue instead of an ideological issue. Because technical issues can always be resolved through the right solutions while ideological issue cannot," Liu will say at the company's reception in Brussels, according to a copy of his speech seen by

"We are always willing to accept the supervision and suggestions of all governments, customers and partners."

Liu will say that devices, tested by multiple regulators and telecoms operators, have never caused any serious cyber security breaches.

The has launched a campaign to convince allies not to use equipment from the world's biggest of telecoms gear for 5G networks, citing security risks.

The on Wednesday rejected proposed legislation aimed at toughening checks on despite the U.S. warnings. has said it wants high data security standards for its

(Reporting by Foo Chee; Editing by David Goodman)

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First Published: Thu, February 07 2019. 23:16 IST