Press Releases: Canada’s Legitimate Arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou

12/21/2018 02:54 PM EST

Press Statement
Robert Palladino
Deputy Spokesperson
Washington, DC
December 21, 2018

Canada, a country governed by the rule of law, is conducting a fair, unbiased, and transparent legal proceeding with respect to Ms. Meng Wanzhou, the Chief Financial Officer of Huawei. Canada respects its international legal commitments by honoring its extradition treaty with the United States. We share Canada’s commitment to the rule of law as fundamental to all free societies, and we will defend and uphold this principle. We also express our deep concern for the Chinese Government’s detention of two Canadians earlier this month and call for their immediate release.