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US welcomes decision to release two Canadians held in China

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has welcomed the Chinese authorities' decision to release two Canadian citizens, Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, who have been detained since late 2018.


"The United States government joins the international community in welcoming the decision by the authorities of the People's Republic of China to release Canadian citizens Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig after more than two and a half years in detention," Blinken said in a statement.


The news of the release of Spavor and Kovrig came hours after Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou left Canada, heading to China, following an order issued by a Canadian judge to release her, following a settlement between Washington and Huawei, after nearly 3 years. from her detention.