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

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke by phone on January 29 with Yang Jiechi, Director of the Office of Foreign Affairs of the Communist Party of China.  Secretary Pompeo expressed condolences for the Chinese citizens who lost their lives as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.  The Secretary stressed that the safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas continued to be his highest priority, and he thanked Director Yang for the PRC’s assistance in facilitating the evacuation of U.S. government personnel and private citizens from areas affected by the virus outbreak.