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Canadian PM: no political interference in Huawei arrest decision



FILE PHOTO – Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during the Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday said his government had no involvement in the arrest of a top executive from Chinese technology giant Huawei, who was detained at Vancouver airport.

Trudeau, speaking to reporters in Montreal, said Ottawa had been given a few days’ advance notice about the plan to arrest Meng Wanzhou. He declined to give further details, citing the fact that Meng faces a bail hearing on Friday.

Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Susan Thomas