Canada’s ambassador to China has met with Michael Spavor, the second Canadian man detained in China last week in the wake of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s arrest in Vancouver.
“Today, Canada was granted consular access to Michael Spavor. Ambassador [John] McCallum met with him today,” Global Affairs Canada spokesperson Richard Walker told Global News in an emailed statement.
“Canadian consular officials continue to provide consular services to him and his family and will continue to seek further access to Mr. Spavor.”
The meeting came two days after Ambassador McCallum was granted access to meet with Michael Kovrig, who was detained last week.
Following the Kovrig meeting, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had said that Canada was pushing for a meeting with Spavor, and was expecting to be granted access shortly.