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Denys Bédarride
Wednesday 28 October 2020 Last update on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 At 6:44 PM

The United States calls on Egypt to join its “Clean Network” program. The initiative, presented to the world as a guarantee of a reliable telecoms infrastructure, supplied by reliable partners will help further isolate China with which the Trump administration is at technological war.

The United States has called on the Egyptian government not to allow Chinese companies to install 5G telecommunications infrastructure in the country. The middleeastmonitor.com news site, indicates that through its embassy in Egypt, the US government urged the authorities in Cairo to join its program dubbed “Clean Network” to obtain this technology from “reliable partners”.

According to the US State Department, “The Clean Network program is the Trump administration’s comprehensive approach to protecting the nation’s assets, including the privacy of citizens and the most sensitive business information, from intrusion. aggressive acts of malicious actors, such as the Chinese Communist Party ”.

More than 40 countries around the world and some 60 global telecommunications and technology companies are part of the alliance, including Oracle, Hewlett Packard and Verizon in the US, and Telefonica in Spain.

Through its “Clean Network” program, the United States wants to further isolate China with which the government has been at technological war since 2019. Bulgaria is the latest country to have signed. Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov announced it on October 26, 2020. The country signed the “Clean Network” along with a memorandum of understanding on the use of nuclear energy for civilian purposes.

Source Ecofin Agency