U.S. State Secretary Mike Pompeo urged China to share coronavirus information transparently Wednesday during a telephone call with his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi.

“Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Yang Jiechi, Director of the Office of Foreign Affairs of the Communist Party of China,” agency spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said in a statement. “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

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