Huawei: agreement in sight with Washington for the return to China of Meng Wanzhou

An agreement was in sight on Friday between the American justice system and the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei for the return to China of the group’s financial director Meng Wanzhou, under house arrest in Canada, and a hearing in a New York court was to validate it. in the early afternoon, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

If this agreement materializes, it will put an end to nearly three years of legal battle and diplomatic crisis between Beijing, Ottawa and Washington.

The deal between the US Department of Justice and Huawei is to be announced in a virtual hearing at 1 p.m. in federal court in Brooklyn, where Meng Wanzhou will appear remotely.

Solicited by AFP, the leader’s lawyers refused to comment, as did the services of the federal prosecutor in Brooklyn.

Meng Wanzhou, 49, daughter of the founder of the telecoms juggernaut, was arrested on December 1, 2018 at Vancouver airport at the request of Washington, who wants to try her for bank fraud.

The American justice accuses the number 2 of the telecoms giant of having lied to an HSBC bank executive during a meeting in Hong Kong in 2013, about the links between the Chinese group and a subsidiary called Skycom which sold equipment to Iran, exposing the establishment to US sanctions.

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