Office of the Spokesperson
Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Canadian Foreign Minister Champagne
The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Canadian Foreign Minister François-Philippe Champagne today. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Champagne discussed the arbitrary detention of two Canadian citizens, Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig. The United States stands with Canada in calling on Beijing for the immediate release of the two men and rejects the use of these unjustified detentions to coerce Canada. The Secretary and Foreign Minister also discussed joint efforts to advance democracy and prosperity globally, including in Venezuela and Cuba.