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Mike Pompeo dials top Chinese diplomat; seeks transparency on COVID-19 outbreak

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke to China’s diplomat to underscore the Trump administration’s demand for “full transparency and information sharing” from China about the origins and spread of the novel coronavirus, his spokesperson said.

Pompeo’s phone call to Yang Jiechi, Director of the Office of Foreign Affairs of the Communist Party of China, came a day after US President Donald Trump announced to halt the funding to World Health Organization alleging that it sided with China on the coronavirus issue and mislead the world.

“The Secretary stressed the need for full transparency and information sharing to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and prevent future outbreaks,” State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said on Wednesday.

Source: moneycontrol