Readout: Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland meets with China’s State Counsellor and Foreign Affairs Minister

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August 2, 2019 – Bangkok, Thailand - Global Affairs Canada

On the margins of the 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, held a bilateral meeting with her counterpart from China, His Excellency Wang Yi.

The two had a frank exchange of views. They discussed the importance of the bilateral relationship between Canada and China and underscored the deep and long-standing ties between the people of Canada and China.

Minister Freeland expressed Canada’s ongoing concerns regarding Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, who have been arbitrarily detained by China.

Minister Wang expressed China’s concerns regarding the extradition of Meng Wanzhou.

The two Ministers committed to continuing discussions between their two countries.

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