Honolulu [Hawaii], June 18 (ANI): US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on Thursday met with Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Politburo member Yang Jiechi in Hawaii where he stressed the need for 'full transparency' to combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
He also emphasized the need for information sharing to prevent future outbreaks.
"Secretary Pompeo stressed important American interests and the need for fully-reciprocal dealings between the two nations across commercial, security, and diplomatic interactions," State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said in a statement.
Since the start of COVID-19 pandemic, the United States and China have been at loggerheads over several issues pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has now spiralled over other issues including the newly introduced Hong Kong security law. (ANI)