Foreign Minister Roberto Alvarez announced the Dominican Republic will be part of the Clean Network spearheaded by the government of the United States. The network provides the country access to a network of telecommunications infrastructure and reliable standards of technology supply chains.
The announcement was made after President Luis Abinader met for two-hours at the Presidential Palace with US Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy and Environment Keith Krach. Also present was US Ambassador Robin Bernstein.
Minister Alvarez stated that “it is critical that data traveling through the Dominican Republic’s 5G infrastructure be secure. The Clean Network provides countries and companies with a reliable foundation to ensure the security of their most sensitive information”.
Alvarez added that our country is proud to be a member of this network, joining more than 50 countries, 170 clean telecommunications companies and many global high-tech companies that are part of the project.
Krach said that the participation of the Dominican Republic in the Clean Network paves the way for the expansion of US private sector investments and strengthens mutual guarantees for like-minded partners in the region and in other parts of the world.
The Huawei company of China issued a note stating on Tuesday, 17 November that it “has never been a threat” to the cyber security of the Dominican Republic and “never” will be. Huawei highlighted, in the brief statement, that during more than 11 years of operations in the country and three decades of presence in more than 170 countries and regions around the world, “we have maintained a proven record of zero major security incidents.
18 November 2020