Trudeau travels to Washington next week for meeting with Trump


Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Thursday dismissed a suggestion that Ottawa block the extradition of a top executive from China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd to the United States, saying it would set a risky precedent.

The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau will meet with the President of the United States Donald trump next week in Washington about trade relations with China.

Trudeau and Trump will also talk about two Canadians detained in China for the last six months.

As well, Trudeau plans to discuss the detention of Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig in China. She has been released on bail and is living in a multimillion-buck Vancouver home upfront of her extradition listening to.

Canada was dragged into the fray last December when it arrested a senior executive at Chinese tech giant Huawei, Meng Wanzhou, during a flight stopover in Vancouver on a USA warrant.

Trudeau has said the pair were detained "for political reasons".

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Trudeau said last week he would look at whether it was "appropriate or desirable" to seek a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of a Group of 20 summit in Japan later this month.

According to Reuters, former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien suggested that the government should intervene and stop the extradition, thus improving relations with official Beijing.

"There don't appear to be any examples of the Minister (of Justice) discharging a case for political or diplomatic causes", wrote Greta Bossenmaier, Trudeau's national security and intelligence adviser, on December 17.

Talking to reporters at the Canadian embassy in Washington at the moment time, Freeland fastidiously pushed apart the premise of dropping Meng's extradition case, announcing it may per chance per chance perhaps per chance space a "very harmful precedent" for Canada to "alter its behaviour with regards to honouring an extradition treaty based mostly entirely entirely on external stress". "This has been entirely about officials taking choices in step with Canada's commitments, and that is the true ability for extradition requests to proceed".

Trudeau's office said he will visit next Thursday.