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Foreign Secretary statement on Canada and Huawei

The Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt has issued a statement on the legal proceedings with respect to Ms. Meng Wanzhou, the Chief Financial Officer of Huawei.

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Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said:

The UK has confidence Canada is conducting a fair and transparent legal proceeding with respect to Ms. Meng Wanzhou, the Chief Financial Officer of Huawei, respecting the international legal commitments in its extradition treaty with the United States.

The UK and Canada share a commitment to the rule of law, which is fundamental to all free societies. I am deeply concerned by suggestions of a political motivation for the detention of two Canadian citizens by the Chinese government. I call for them to be treated in a fair, unbiased and transparent manner.

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Published 21 December 2018