“We had an exchange of views on issues of importance to both of our countries,” says Freeland.
After months and months of being ignored and rebuffed, foreign affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland finally got a meeting with China’s foreign minister Wang Yi.
— Chrystia Freeland (@cafreeland) August 2, 2019
Yet, it wasn’t even a serious meeting, since it happened ‘on the margins’ of the ASEAN meeting in Thailand.
And that’s not my wording, that’s what the government itself said in press release:
“On the margins of the 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, held a bilateral meeting with her counterpart from China, His Excellency Wang Yi.
The two had a frank exchange of views. They discussed the importance of the bilateral relationship between Canada and China and underscored the deep and long-standing ties between the people of Canada and China.
Minister Freeland expressed Canada’s ongoing concerns regarding Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, who have been arbitrarily detained by China.
Minister Wang expressed China’s concerns regarding the extradition of Meng Wanzhou.
The two Ministers committed to continuing discussions between their two countries.”
That’s a long way of saying “ZERO progress towards freeing the Canadians jailed by the Communist State.”
After reports of the meeting, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer slammed the inaction from the Liberals:
“They have not taken any action whatsoever. They still haven’t taken the step of appointing an ambassador. Something that should be very, very straightforward for this government. They have not filed a complaint to the World Trade Organization for China’s actions against our canola, beef and pork exports. So you’ll pardon me if I’m not about to congratulate the minister of foreign affairs for taking a very basic step here. There’s far more they should have been doing much, much earlier.”
We’re now at the point where the Trudeau Liberals can’t get a real meeting with China, can’t get any progress in their ‘on the margins’ meeting, and are still giving tons of our taxpayer dollars to China even as the Communist State treats us like garbage.
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