Huawei is the world’s biggest producer of telecoms equipment [Sergio Perez/Reuters]

NATO is weighing up whether to take action in response to security concerns about Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei amid US concerns over the company’s relationship with Beijing, the head of the military alliance said.

Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said some of the US-led alliance’s 29 members were concerned about the possible role of Huawei in the new 5G communications infrastructure.

“NATO takes these concerns very seriously,” Stoltenberg told reporters at the press conference which was called to mark the release of the NATO chief’s annual report.

“We are now consulting closely on this issue, including on the security aspects on investments in 5G networks,” he added. 

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