“I’m overjoyed to be finally reunited with my family,” said Spavor in his first public statement since arriving back in Canada.
“It’s humbling as I begin to understand the continued support that we’ve received from Canadians and those around the world, thank you. I’m appreciating being outside and the simple things around me.”
Spavor, a businessman, was detained alongside former diplomat Michael Kovrig in 2018 shortly after the RCMP’s arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou on an extradition order to the U.S.
The two Canadians touched down on home soil last Saturday following their release from China.
Spavor’s statement, which was provided by Global Affairs Canada, said that there was no further comment available.
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