US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo held telephone talks with foreign Minister of Canada Christ Freeland. This was reported on the website of the state Department.
According to the report, one of the topics was the Ukraine.
“They discussed the dispute between Saudi Arabia and Canada regarding Canada’s call for the release of activists. The Secretary also discussed Iran and Ukraine”, – reported in the US state Department.
Earlier it was reported that Saudi Arabia freezes new trade and investment ties with Canada. The Ministry of foreign Affairs recalled its Ambassador from Canada.
The reason for this decision, obviously, was Canada’s reaction to the detention of civil society activists in Saudi Arabia. We will remind, in may in the country have been arrested at least six activists fighting for the rights of women.
August 3, foreign Affairs Canada Twitter expressed “serious concern at the arrests of civil society activists and fighters for women’s rights in Saudi Arabia”.