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Friday 27 of November 2020

NATO chief: China must treat arrested Canadians fairly


NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg gestures during media statements in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019.  Stoltenberg urged Russia to respect a major Cold War-era missile treaty saying its missiles are nuclear capable and could reach European cities. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda),NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg gestures during media statements in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019.  Stoltenberg urged Russia to respect a major Cold War-era missile treaty saying its missiles are nuclear capable and could reach European cities. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg gestures during media statements in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. Stoltenberg urged Russia to respect a major Cold War-era missile treaty saying its missiles are nuclear capable and could reach European cities. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda),NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg gestures during media statements in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. Stoltenberg urged Russia to respect a major Cold War-era missile treaty saying its missiles are nuclear capable and could reach European cities. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — NATO’s chief has called on China to treat detained two Canadian citizens “fairly and with due process.”

Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Friday he was following the situation of the Canadians detained in China in December “with concern.”

He called on Beijing to address the concerns of Canada, which wants the pair to be “immediately released.”

The Canadians have been detained in apparent retaliation for the arrest of a top Chinese Huawei executive.

Stoltenberg also said he also expects allies to sign an accession agreement for Macedonia after the country agreed to change its name amid a decades-old dispute with Greece.