Secretary Pompeo's Call With Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
January 16, 2019

The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke yesterday with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister discussed a number of global and bilateral issues, including Russia and Venezuela. They expressed their concerns about the arbitrary detentions and politically motivated sentencing of Canadian nationals. They noted their continued commitment to Canada’s conduct of a fair, unbiased, and transparent legal proceeding and U.S. extradition request with respect to Ms. Meng Wanzhou, the Chief Financial Officer of Huawei. They expressed their concerns about the detention of Paul Whelan in Russia.