January 16, 2019 / 2:26 PM / 6 months ago

U.S., Canada express solidarity amid China's death sentence for Canadian

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sits during a meeting with Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said al-Said (not pictured) at the Beit Al Baraka Royal Palace in Muscat, Oman January 14, 2019. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his Canadian counterpart expressed solidarity about the treatment of Canadians in China after Canada’s arrest of Huawei Technologies Co HWT.UL chief financial officer, the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday.

In a phone call on Tuesday, the two diplomats “expressed their concerns about the arbitrary detentions and politically motivated sentencing of Canadian nationals” in China, the department said in a statement. The two supported Canada’s legal proceedings and the United States’ extradition request for Huawei official Meng Wanzhou.

Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Doina Chiacu

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