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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with People’s Republic of China Politburo Member Yang Jiechi

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Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
Readout
March 16, 2020

 

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke by phone on March 16 with Yang Jiechi, Director of the Office of Foreign Affairs of the Communist Party of China.  Secretary Pompeo conveyed strong U.S. objections to PRC efforts to shift blame for COVID-19 to the United States.  The Secretary stressed that this is not the time to spread disinformation and outlandish rumors, but rather a time for all nations to come together to fight this common threat.


This translation is provided as a courtesy and only the original English source should be considered authoritative.
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