"We appreciate the open and fair business environment that Croatia has created for all multinational companies equally and hope that the country will continue to apply a non-discriminatory approach to all cyber equipment suppliers, requiring everyone to adhere equally to EU 5G cyber security standards and verification mechanisms.
Cybersecurity management should focus on problem solving. Cybersecurity is a technical issue and must be addressed by technical means. Political tactics to achieve hegemony in global competition, such as the exclusion of certain suppliers based on country of origin, are not effective in the fight for cybersecurity.
Huawei has shipped equipment used by three billion people worldwide over the past 30 years. No malicious cyber security incident has ever occurred due to the use of Huawei equipment nor has there been evidence against our company. We always adhere to international and local laws, regulations and business ethics.
So far, we enjoy the trust of many European countries and its citizens, as well as the Croatian government and people. We have a strong foothold with our 5G solutions in Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland, Austria and Hungary, "Huawei said in a statement.