The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Yang Jiechi, Director of the Office of Foreign Affairs of the Communist Party of China. The Secretary stressed the need for full transparency and information sharing to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and prevent future outbreaks. He also noted the aid the American people delivered to the people of China in January – and continue to offer – and the high importance we attach to China’s facilitation of medical supply exports to meet critical demand in the United States. The two sides confirmed their commitment to defeat the COVID-19 outbreak and restore global health and prosperity.