Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington on June 20 for talks on a new continental trade pact and two Canadians detained in China, Trudeau's office said on Thursday.
In addition, ahead of the upcoming G20 Osaka Summit, Trudeau and Trump will discuss China's detention of two Canadian citizens.
Trudeau's office said Trump and Trudeau would discuss ratification of a new U.S. -Mexico-Canada trade deal which was signed last November.More news: Socceroos invited to play in 2020 Copa America alongside South American heavyweights
Former diplomat Michael Kovring and entrepreneur Michael Spavor were detained separately by Chinese authorities on December 10, days after Canadian officials arrested Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Chinese telecom giant Huawei, at the request of USA authorities.
She was arrested on an US extradition warrant.
CBC Data reported Wednesday that Beijing not noted a private strive by Trudeau earlier this one year to prepare a dialog with China's premier in voice to intervene on behalf of Canadians detained in China.More news: Maurizio Sarri to join Juventus after Chelsea agree £5million compensation deal
"What I will repeat you is that the present setback China-Canada relatives face are entirely attributable to the Canadian aspect itself, and the responsibility lies entirely with Canada, too", said Chinese language global ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang, when requested whether or not the two rejections signal a diplomatic freeze between the two worldwide locations. As much as the government wants to move "in tandem" with the USA toward final approval of the new agreement, it doesn't want to get too far ahead. Some Democrats have said they want to see stronger provisions on labour and environmental standards in Mexico but that country's lawmakers have approved a new labour-reform law that has won plaudits in Ottawa and among many other lawmakers in Washington.
China protested angrily, but Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland says doing things any differently now would set a "dangerous precedent". A day earlier, Freeland discussed trade with USA trade czar Robert Lighthizer and China with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.More news: Indian migrant girl died in Arizona desert as mother sought water