Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland meets with Chinese counterpart to discuss Canadian detainees
Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland believes her meeting with her Chinese counterpart is a positive step in the tense relationship between the two countries.
M Freeland said he met Wang Yi at the summit of the nations of Southeast Asia this week in Bangkok, Thailand
In the past, the minister was denied talks with Mr. Wang about the fate of Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, who have been detained in China since Canada’s arrest of Meng Wanzhou, leader of Chinese giant Huawei , at the request of the United States.
In a conference call Friday morning, Freeland said the meeting was a positive step toward the release of the two Canadians.
According to her, Mr. Wang “expressed concern” about Ms. Meng’s extradition process in the United States, but she declined to elaborate.
At the end of the meeting, the two ministers agreed to keep the dialogue open, added Minister Freeland.