Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday (February 4th) expressed his country's support for the US decision "
to shoot down China's high-altitude surveillance balloon
that violated US and Canadian airspace and international law
Canada supports this action.
Together, and with @NORADCommand, we will continue to protect and defend ourselves
,” Justin Trudeau said in a tweet.
Canadian Defense Minister Anita Anand said in a statement that she and Justin Trudeau were "
briefed about today's operation by the National Security and Intelligence Advisor and the Head of State -major of defense.
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Canada has “
worked closely with its American counterparts on the decision and fully supports the measures taken
,” she added, “
thanking the United States for its close collaboration
The binational organization of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) carried out the follow-up and analysis of the trajectory and actions of the surveillance balloon at high altitude
”, further indicated the Minister.
The balloon had flown over Canada before entering United States airspace.